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Full text of "Minutes of the Yancey Baptist Association"

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY 

THE Z. SMITH REYNOLDS LIBRARY 




1961-1965 



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MINUTES 

of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

IN ITS EIGHTY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 

held with 
ELK SHOAL (First Day) 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL (Second Day) 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 
PLEASANT GROVE (First Day) 
IVY GAP (Second Day) 
August 16-17, 1962 



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ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Associational 

Missionary Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 

Moderator Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Associate Moderator Mr. H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Supt Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Executive Comm. 

Chm Mr. Dawson Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Temperance Chm Mr. C. P. Randolph, Burnsville, N. C. 

Children's Home 

Chm Mr. W. L. Hullett, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Education Chm Miss Sarah Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Literature Chm Mr. Gus Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Evangelistic 

Chm Rev. Howard Buchanan, Rt. 2, Bakersville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Chm Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship 

Co-Chm Mr. Fred Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bible School 

Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Home for the Aging 

Chm Mrs. M. D. Bailey, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Brotherhood Chm Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 

R. A. Chm Mr. Harold Harris, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Hospital Chm Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Chairman; Rev. 
Howard Buchanan, Mr. Sam Hensley, Mrs. Ben, Banks, Rev. 
A. Z. Jamerson, Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Miss Wanda Robertson, 
Mr. Monroe Mcintosh. 

Nominating Committee for next Annual Session: Mr. Oliver Mc- 
Mahan, Chairman; Mrs. Francis Robinson, Mrs. B. R. Penland, 
Mr. Lawrence King and Mrs. Tensie Bailey. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Vance Hensley, Bee Log, N. C. 
Treasurer: Rex Mcintosh, Bee Log, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Claude Wilson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Kay Ellen Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Mr. H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

BANKS CREEK — Pastor, Rev. Carl W T heeler, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Claude Burleson. Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Everett Banks, Rt. 1, Box 303, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 



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Pianist: Mrs. Carl Wheeler, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

BLUE ROCK— Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Glen, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Patricia Thomas, Rt. 2, Box 300, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Gaither McMahan, Newdale, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: James Gilley, Newdale, N. C. 
Pianist: Nancy Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Asst. Ossie Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk: Will Banks, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Edgar Hensley, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Harold Harris, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Training Union Director: Mrs. Edgar Hensley, St. Rt., Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: Carlie Rice, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director & Pianist: Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: George Murdock, Burnsville, N. C. 

BROWNS CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Ralph C. Mumpower, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Troy H. Ray, Route 5, Box 56, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Henry Silver, Rt. 5, Box 44, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Sam Hensley, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Ed Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. W. R. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Miss Winnie Westall, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Charles C. Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Barnett Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor, Rev. Charles B. Trammel, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 
Clerk: Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Chas. Harold Anglin, P. O. Box 275, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Edgar F. Hunter, Jr., P. O. Box 314, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

T. U. Director: Phillip Banks, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: Dr. Julian Cornwell, Burnsville, N. C. 
R. A. Director: B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mrs. Erwin Wicher, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist: Mrs. Phillip Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: C. P. Randolph, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor, Rev. E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Edgar Angel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mr. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Fred Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. E. G. Adkins, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: Bayard Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 



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R. A. Director: Mr. Thad Bradford, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mr. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Mr. Thad Bradford, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Mr. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. Vivian Brown, Minneapolis, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 
' Treasurer: Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 4, Box 266, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Hoover Johnson, Rt. 4, Box 266, Burnsville, N. C 
Music Director: Jack Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

CANE RIVER— Pastor, Rev. W. E. McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Ben Lee Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Billy Ray Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Burl Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Betty Jo Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: T. H. Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

CLAY MOUND— Pastor, Rev. James C. Wilson, Rt. 5, Micaville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Veannie Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Lawrence McMahan, Penland, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Lawrence McMahan, Penland, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Junior Wyatt, Micaville, N. C. 

CONCORD— 

CRABTREE— Pastor, Rev. Charles J. DuVall, Rt. 1, Asheville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Box 181, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Frank McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 96, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Erby Styles, Micaville, N. C. 
Music Director: Haskel McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Kermit Gillespie, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor, Earl Blankenship, Rt. 3, Weaverville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: J. B. Thomas, Rt. 1. Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer: J. B. Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Arthur Woody, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Bible Study Chm.: Dewey Hoilman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 

Music Director: J. J. McCurry, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Glenna Lee Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Dewey Hoilman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

ELK SHOALS— Pastor, Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk: Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Box 24, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Ted Mathis, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: 

Choir Director: Ted Mathis, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: Mrs. Vanice Harding, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: Gis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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FAIRVIEW— Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burns ville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt: Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: 

Chm. of Deacons: Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

HALL'S CHAPEL- 
INDIAN CREEK— Pastor, Rev. James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: W. L. Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Box 313, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Mrs. Ada Robinson, Rt. 3, Box 301, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Box 311, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

IVY GAP— Pastor. Rev. Ransome Edwards. 

Clerk: Mrs. Dorothy L. Chandler, Rt. 2, Box 241, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Treasurer: Mr. Bernard Briggs, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
S. S. Supt: Mr. Ernest Buckner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Bernard Briggs, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Pianists: Linda Ann & Mary Glenn Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: Nelson Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

JACKS CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Howard Buchanan, Rt. 2, Bakers- 
ville, N. C. 
Clerk: J. B. Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt: Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: John Duncan, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Clarence Laws, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. J. B. Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Ethel Laughrun, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: C. L. Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor, Rev. M. H. Kendall, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mr. Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Mr. Oliver McMahan, St. Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Jessie Penland, Pensacola, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 
Choir Director: Mrs. Ralph Byrd, Pensacola, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Mars Hill, N. C. 

LOCUST GROVE— Pastor, Rev. Earl Cole, Rt. 3, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. C. L. Solomon, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. C. L. Solomon, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Reece Murphy, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 



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MT. MITCHELL— Pastor, Rev. Roy Branch, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Perva Effler, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N C. 
Treasurer: Walter Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Mr. Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Mr. Vernie Murphy, lit. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

MT. PLEASANT— Pastor, Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Box 188, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Dean Metcalf, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Pianist: Susan Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist: Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor, Rev. Phillip Wade Boone, Rt. 3, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk: E. C. Rogers, P. O. Box 32, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer: C. H. Buchanan, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: William O. Riddle, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Janice Buchanan, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Rev. Arthur Thomas, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Joy Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Treasurer: Roy Lyle, Green Mountain, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Enzy Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

T. U. Director: Vah Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Choir Director: Patricia Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Pianist: Miss Teresa Lee Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: John C. Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor, Rev. Elzie Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Rt. 3, Box 111 A, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: John McCurry, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Sammie McPeters, Rt. 3, Box 11 1A, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: Earnest Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PRICES CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Harold Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Box 246, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Edrus Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Mr. James Burleson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Ellis Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



RIVERSIDE— Pastor, C. C. Fisher, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Clerk: Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Box 226, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Rotha B. Bailey, Rt. 1, Box 266, Burnsville, N. C. 



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S. S. Supt.: T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burns ville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Jimmie Anglin, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Max Fox, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: T. K. Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 

SHOAL CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Erby McKinney, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Mr. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Grace B. Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt: Mr. Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Hope Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Mr. Pursie Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor, Rev. Bill Williams, Rt. 3, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk: Mr. Fred Shuford, Box 122, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Velma Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 122, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Mr. Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director: Mrs. Bill Williams, Rt. 3, Marion, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Bill Williams, Rt. 3, Marion, N. C. 

Brotherhood Pres.: Mr. Lewis Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

R. A. Director: Mr. Frank Riddle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: Miss Charlene Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: Mr. Lewis Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

WINDOM— Pastor, Rev. Lee Woody, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Clerk: Miss Margie Briggs, Rt. 2, Box 88, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mr. Charlie Briggs, Rt. 2, Box 88, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Mr. Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Mr. Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Mr. Dillard Wilson, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Rev. G. H. Dellinger, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Estella Young, Rt. 2, Box 148, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Box 124, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Ray Robinson, Rt. 2, Box 124, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Melba Presnell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Marie Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

ZION — Pastor, Rev. Jesse Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk: Mr. Boyd Laws, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mr. Bill B. Fox, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Mr. Frank Evans, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs.Lloyd Hilemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Gale Hilemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: J. W. Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 



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ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 



Emory Edwards Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Monroe Bradford Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Andy Robinson Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Barnett Ray Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bill Blevins Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

J. E. Hensley Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Ralph Young Burnsville, N. C. 

Fred Harrell Burnsville, N. C. 

Kenneth Beatty Johnson City, Tenn. 

Niram Phillips Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Richmond Bennett Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Biss McMahan Micaville, N. C. 

J. C. Wilson Micaville, N. C. 

Charlie Chrisawn Micaville, N. C. 

Audie Grindstaff Micaville, N. C. 

Avery Buchanan Green Mountain, N. C. 

Carl Sparks Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

A. J. Thomas Green Mountain, N. C. 

Arthur Boone Green Mountain, N. C. 

Cloyd Haney Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Elzie Ray Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Harold Ray Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Lida Ray Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Russel Thomas Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Ellie Ray Burnsville, N. C. 

Theo Letterman Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

James Beaver Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Carl Wheeler Burnsville, N. C. 

Dillard Wilson Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Rom Grindstaff Burnsville, N. C. 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK— 

Mrs. Byrdie Ann Hensley 

BLUE ROCK BAPTIST— 
Mr. E. M. Smith 

BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST — 

Mr. Robert Gouge, Mrs. Eliza Gibbs 

FIRST BAPTIST— 

Mr. Zeb P. King, Mr. L. E. Briggs 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— 
Mr. C. C. Adkins 

CANE RIVER— 

Mr. Gus Ray, Mr. T. J. Phillips 

CLAY MOUND— 
Mr. Bud Wilson 

CRABTREE— 

Ed Boone, Mrs. Laura Boone 

DOUBLE ISLAND— 

D. N. Woody, Jonnie Thomas, Mr. Gaylon Woody, Mr. Wm. 
Presnell, Mr. Herbert Robinson, Mrs. Laura Thomas 

ELK SHOAI^- 

Mrs. George King, Mr. Roy Mathis, Jr., Mr. Sam Mathis 

IVY GAP BAPTIST— 

Mr. J. C. Ingle, Mr. Sam English, Mr. John Robinson, Mr. Lark 
Chandler, Mr. Dewey Chandler 

JACKS CREEK— 

Mr. Rhodman Arrowood, Mr. Ed F. Hunter 

MT. MITCHELL— 

Mrs. Mattie Murphy 

MT. PLEASANT— 

Mr. Marion Tomberlin, Mr. Wilson Edney 

PLEASANT GAP BAPTIST— 
Mr. Thomas Robinson 

PLEASANT GROVE— 

Joseph Thomas, D. A. Beaver, Jennings Fox 

SOUTH ESTATOE— 

Mr. Horace Ballew, Mrs. Mamie Autrey 

WINDOM— 

Mrs. Karal Clark 

YOUNGS CHAPEL— 

Mrs. Mary Greene, Mrs. Ida Smith 



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PROCEEDINGS 

MORNING SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17TH 

The Eighty-Third Annual Session of the Yancey Baptist As- 
sociation opened with the Elk Shoal Church, using the Theme — 
"NOW IS THE TIME". The session opened with Hymn "All Hail 
The Power". The program was presented to the Association by 
our Associational Missionary, Miss Laura Mae Hilliard and adopted 
as prepared by the Executive Committee. 

The following Committees were appointed: Resolution Com- 
mittee: Mrs. Arthur Robinson, Mrs. Sallie B. Butner, Mrs. Tinsie 
Bailey. 

Place and Preacher Committee: Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Mr. Har- 
vey Phoenix, Mrs. Fonzo Whitson. 

Devotional was given by the Young People of the First Baptist 
Church of Burnsville. 

Training Union Report was read and adopted. 

Roll call of churches was made with 19 churches represented. 
The Pastors and visitors were recognized. 

Hospital report was read and adopted. Bro. Albert Myberry 
spoke on the work at the hospital, and our part in its operation. 

Brother W. D. Fox from the Buncombe Association asked to 
speak on Christian Literature at this time and was given the time. 

Deacon Fellowship report was read and adopted. 

The associational message was brought by the Rev. E. J. Hall, 
Pastor of the Mt. Pleasant Church, using as his Theme "Now is the 
Time". 

The meeting was adjourned for Lunch and Fellowship. 
AFTERNOON SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17TH 

Called to order using the hymn "The Cross Is Not Greater". 
Devotional was given by the Young People of the Mt. Pleasant 
Church led by Misses Barbara Pate and Fredia Hill. 

The Moderator appointed the following to serve on the Ordina- 
tion Committee: Rev. C. B. Trammel, Chm., Rev. C. Fisher, Rev. 
Arthur Thomas. 

The Temperance report was given by Mr. Jack Mcintosh. 

Bible School report was read and adopted. 

American Bible Society report was read and adopted. 

Sunday School Report was made by Rev. A. Z. Jamerson and 
adopted. 

Resolution Committee reported for the day. 

Duet: "Let Me Walk, Let Me Talk" was sung by Little Miss 
Wanda Robinson accompanied by Dianna Robinson from the Elk 
Shoal Church. 

Prayer by the pastor of Windom Church. 

Report on Christian Education was given by Miss Sarah Hens- 
ley. 

The session adjourned after a Prayer by Rev. Frank Parsons. 



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FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18TH 
YOUNG CHAPEL CHURCH 

Friday's session opened with the Hymn "Saviour, Like a Shep- 
herd Lead Us". Words of Welcome were given by the Pastor, 
Rev. G. H. Dellinger. 

Reception of Churches Committee were named as follows: 
Rev. G. H. Dellinger, Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rev. Ralph Young. 

Committee to Revise the Constitution: Gus Peterson, Rev. 
C. B. Trammel, C. P. Randolph, A. Z. Jamerson, Mrs. Jess Styles, 
Miss Madge Carter, Rev. E. J. Hall. 

Miss Katie McMahan gave the Devotional. 

Christian Literature report was given by Mr. Gus Peterson 
and adopted. 

Home for the Aging was read and adopted and Bro. William 
A. Poole, General Superintendent spoke. 

Brotherhood and R. A. Report was read by Miss Hilliard and 
adopted as reported. 

r.- Hymn "Trust, Try and Prove Me" was sung by the audience. 

Miss Susan Hensley gave the special music for the morning 
program. 

Morning message was brought by Secretary B. W. Jackson 
after which the session adjourned for Lunch and Fellowship. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 18TH 

The afternoon session opened with the hymn "We've a Story 
to Tell". The visitors were recognized after which the devotional 
was given by the young people of Bolen's Creek Church under the 
leadership of Miss Carol Ann Young. 

Resolutions Committee gave their report for the day. 

Children's Home message was brought by Supt. Vernon S. 
Sparrow. 

Place and Preacher Committee: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 
the first day August 16th, and Ivy Gap Baptist Church the second 
day August 17th. Preacher, Rev. Howard Buchanan, Pastor of 
Jacks Creek Baptist Church, Alternate Rev. Bill Williams, Pastor 
of South Estatoe Baptist Church. 

No new churches were reported by the Reception of New 
Churches Committee. 

The following officers were elected to serve the coming year: 

Moderator Rev. E. J. Hall 

Vice-Moderator Mr. H. G. Bailey 

Clerk Mrs. Roy Pate 

The Association was adjourned by a closing prayer. 

■~ - - : ' TRAINING UNION REPORT 

As we come to the close of a year and take note of the work 
that has been done, there is always an earnest wish that more 
might have been accomplished. There is also a prayer that God 



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may give us another year to work together for His glory. 

The Training Union is the "church training". We have in our 
Association 12 churches with Training Unions, but what of the 
other 21 churches? This is an age of severe training and efficient 
workmen in every avenue of life. We see our government trains 
every one of its service men — yet are we to believe the greatest 
Army, the only lasting enterprise in the world — the Kingdom of 
God may progress without trained leaders? 

It is never too late to begin to do better and surely it could 
not be too soon. We must move forward. We must do better to- 
day than yesterday, this week than last week, this year than last 
year. God does not expect too much. We need go only as far as 
we can today, but tomorrow must find us "pressing on." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 
T. U. D. 

REPORT ON N. C. BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

Our Baptist Hospital continues to try to serve our people in 
the fullest measure possible. Last year it provided its largest 
number of days of hospital care and saw the largest number of 
patients in the clinic — 78,000 visits to the Out-Patient Clinic, 
from 96 of the 100 counties in the state, and 75,000 private clinic 
visits. 

Some of the newer services are the New Progressive Care 
Unit opened in March, and a Pastors Library given by Mrs. Walter 
M. Williams of Burlington in memory of her husband. All pastors 
and others are invited to ask about and use this excellent collection 
of religious books when they visit the hospital. 

The Yancey Association gave from the Mother's Day offering 
$1,008.94 in 1961. Last year we exceeded that a little; it was 
$1,040.16. Three churches did not contribute and four gave $100.00 
or more. Each of these four was an increase from last year. 

We do not have to be a patient there to appreciate the quality 
of the Baptist Hospital. Surely more churches and pastors can 
appreciate the services rendered by the Hospital. Dr. McGee is 
always a welcome visitor to our Association and we welcome him 
to bring us further news of the N. C. Baptist Hospital. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Madge Carter 
Hospital Representative 
Yancey Association 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP REPORT 
1960-1961 Associational Year 

During the associational year just drawing to a close only two 
meetings (County wide) were held. One with Mt. Pleasant Baptist 
Church and one with Laurel Branch Baptist Church. 

In each of these meetings the theme "TRAINING FOR SERV- 
ICE" was used. It was planned to have a study course using the 
book— "HONORING THE DEACONSHIP". The plans for holding 



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these study courses were never completed and, as yet have not 
been given. In working on the plans for the course of study we 
met with many conflicting dates and services. For these reasons 
the definite date was never set. It is still hoped that we may 
carry out this plan and have all our Deacons together in one great 
oiassroom, representing all the churches in the Association. It is 
the opinion of your Deacon Fellowship Committee that our church- 
es will be able to make greater progress in promoting the many 
phases of our denominational work if our Deacons are fully aware 
of the great opportunity that is theirs in church leadership. This 
truth can only come by study, prayer and dedication of self to the 
program of Christ through His church. 

Another one of the objects of the Deacon Fellowship program 
is to promote a spirit of unity among our people, that we may 
work together with one accord and one purpose, namely — to lead 
all our churches out into more distant horizons and with a better 
program of service. 

Deacons are looked up to by the Church as "Grave men, filled 
with the Holy Spirit, dedicated to a surrendered life in Christ for 
service in His church. Men who are always asking the guidance 
and leadership of the Holy Spirit in their work in the church. In 
short, the Deacon must be a person who is wholly committed to 
Christ and His church. Men who are filled with love, patience, 
understanding of the problems of the church. The Deacon must 
always be ready for reconciliation if divided issues arise in the 
church. He must undergird the pastor, the church officers and 
leaders and give counsel and guidance that will keep our churches 
united as one people, in one place, with one purpose, and that is 
to serve the Lord Christ and carry out His will and His great com- 
mission to all the people in all the world. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. Bailey, Chairman 
The Deacon Fellowship 

The use of alcohol has always been a problem in our country. 
It is today a greater problem than ever before. The indifference 
on the part of our homes, our churches and our schools, together 
with the methods used to advertise and promote its sale by those 
who are engaged in the manufacturing and distributing of alcoholic 
beverages is largely responsible for this. We need a concerted 
effort on the part of all who are concerned about this problem in 
combatting this deadly evil. There are those who argue that the 
revenue we receive from the sale of alcoholic beverages is a neces- 
sity in these days of high taxes and high costs of living. The cost 
of alcohol in doctor bills, hospital expenses and absences from 
work, exceeds the amount of revenue received. The injuries to 
innocents, the broken homes, the death of thousands, the mental 
sickness, the orphaned and hungry children are all terrible indict- 
ments against this evil. A large percentage of the 24 billion 
dollar, annual crime bill in this country is caused by alcohol. 
About twenty percent of the patients in our mental hospitals are 
there because of alcohol. Is this not a poor form of economy that 



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counts only the revenue received and ignores expenses involved? 
There are those who argue that one has the right to, if he so 
chooses to use alcoholic beverages. Does anyone have the moral 
right to do anything that may be injurious to others? We quaran- 
tine those with contagous diseases and yet we legally sell a product 
that kills more people and cripples more people than did infantile 
paralysis before the days of vaccination. The law forbids the car- 
rying of concealed weapons, yet an automobile in the hands of an 
intoxicated driver is far more deadly. We are deeply concerned 
and rightly so about the international dangers of today and yet if 
this country goes the way of other countries that have ceased to 
exist it will be not because of outside forces but it will be because 
of the moral decay from within. Surely the widespread use of 
alcohol is one of the deadly moral diseases affecting our country 
today. 

Jack Mcintosh 
BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

The "little Cloud . . . like a man hand" so far as Bible Schools 
is concerned has become a mighty educational force in the re- 
ligious teaching of multiplied thousands of children. This program 
a very definite part of our work, is a Bible-centered program 
which includes Bible study, Bible stories, memorized Bible ma- 
terial, Bible drills and the "living out" of Bible truths. Added to 
this theme are periods of worship, character building stories, music 
periods, recreation and handwork. 

Sixteen of the 33 churches in this Association with 940 en- 
rolled became a part of the thousands in the Southern Baptist 
convention who were privileged to obey Paul's challenge to the 
young man Timothy — "Study to shew thyself approved." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris G. Tomberlin 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY REPORT 

A Chinese student said, "We students want to know Jesus. 
We must have a Bible". These words express two basic principles 
of mission work which are true in all lands. People must have the 
Bible because it presents Jesus Christ, the one hope of men and 
nations. Each person must have the Bible in his own language 
because it speaks to his heart as no other language can speak. In 
most lands, people cannot afford even the cost of printing the 
Scriptures. The American Bible Society publishes and distributes 
the Scripture to these people. It also provides Bibles for our 
Armed Forces and Veteran's Hospitals. 

Because the Society serves mission work and our missionaries 
depend on the Bible Society for Scriptures they need for their 
people, Southern Baptist churches believe in the importance of 
giving to this worthy work. In 1960 Southern Baptist churches 
gave $151,626.00 to the American Bible Society. We urge all of 
our churches in this Association to make an offering during the 
new association year. Send your gifts to our Baptist state office, 
marked "for the American Bible Society." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Bruce Bailey 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

With 45% of our church membership not enrolled in Sunday 
School — 4,250,000 individuals — our task has just begun. If we 
did not reach a lost person in 1961-62, if we could reach these un- 
enlisted Church members for our Sunday Schools, you see what 
an army for the Lord we would have. Faced with one out of 
every two in our land not saved, we have an untold multitude to 
work on. 

1. Church membership enrolled in Sunday School. 

2. A well planned and directed visitation. 

3. Enlarged organization (a class for each age group). 

4. Preparation Week looking forward to the new year. 

5. A well planned study course. 

6. January Bible Study Week (this year we study, "Jere- 
miah"). 

7. Finding those that should be in our church and planning 
to reach them. 

8. Workers' Council each month — Teachers, Officers and 
Pastor should meet at least once a month. 

These things have been tried and have proven successful. Let 
us try them for one year and give God a chance to bless our lives 
and the lives of those we reach. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. Z. Jamerson 
Sunday School Supt. 

1ST DAY 

We thank our Heavenly Father for the many blessings of the 
past year. We thank the people of the Elk Shoal church for the 
good lunch and the wonderful hospitality they have shown us 
today. 

We wish to thank Miss Hilliard for the great work she is do- 
ing in our county. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Arthur Robinson 
Mrs. Sallie Butner 
Terisie Bailey 

1961 REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATION ON THE BIBLICAL 

RECORDER AND OTHER BAPTIST LITERATURE 

Have you ever stopped to think that God used "writing" as 
His means of self-revelation to the world? He made known His 
nature and will to men through writing. Where would the world 
be today were it not for the divinely-written revelation, the Bible? 
Since God Himself saw fit to reveal His will, as Christians we 
obviously have a divine plan to follow. In 1961, this principle still 
holds true as we think of all the fine Christian literature being 
written. Baptists have literature to serve every purpose and need 
from Sunday School and B. T. U. graded literature through Home 
and Foreign Missions Magazines, Royal Service, helps for teachers 
and workers to the finest edited and written books for homes and 



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libraries. 

When North Carolina Baptists think of their own literature, 
they naturally think of their state Baptist paper since 1833 — The 
Biblical Recorder. Down through the years, it has been one con- 
necting link among Baptists. Not satisfied to live in the past, 
though, the Recorder strives to convey its message in an attractive, 
appealing manner. 

The Recorder is edited so it will be of interest to all North 
Carolina Baptists. Consider the many features of each week — 
full page pictures on the cover, stimulating editorials, Life in the 
Churches, the Sunday School Lesson, the Family Page, changes in 
the churches, complete coverage of all Baptist news, numerous 
pictures, inspirational pieces, stories about your fellow Baptists, 
and many other articles too numerous to mention. 

Circulation which is the highest in history continues to rise. 
At the present time it is more than 78,000, up more than 10,000 
over a year ago. The goal for 1964 is 100,000 and the help of every 
church is needed to reach this goal. 

At a workshop of Southern Baptist editors at Syracuse Uni- 
versity this summer, the Recorder received high recognition from 
the Syracuse professors who praised it for its pleasing appearance 
and good content. The professors especially liked the covers and 
the large number of good pictures used in every issue. 

It is the Recorder's job to keep North Carolina Baptists in- 
formed — but please remember that this is a two-way street. 
Even though the Recorder may be judged the outstanding paper 
in the Southern Baptist Convention, if you are not receiving it, 
you may have no way of knowing what you are missing. 

The Every Family Plan is best and simplest. Nearly five 
hundred churches testify to the value of sending the Recorder to 
every resident family at the cost of a four cent stamp each week 
— or $2.00 a year. Burnsville First with its 25 Club members, Mt. 
Pleasant with its 13 members, Bolens Creek with its 8 members 
could and should adopt this plan. As a starter, the other 30 
churches in the Yancey Association may want to get four or more 
people to take the Recorder, thus qualifying for the Club Plan 
before going to the Every Family Plan. 

The Recorder staff pledges itself to get out a paper that will 
justify the confidence your church places in it. Nowhere else will 
you be able to get so much for so little. Try the Recorder this 
coming year and see for yourself the blessing you will receive 
from it each week. 

Why read inferior material when there is so much good litera- 
ture to read? Read good literature, become like the important 
characters in it, think progressive thoughts, take the positive atti- 
tude, then there is no time for gossip or unjust and harmful criti- 
cism. Peter and Paul preached progress. They required of the 
early churches only the things that build. 

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that 
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 
(II Timothy 2:15). 

Respectfully submitted, 
Gus Peterson 



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NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR THE AGING 

How thrilling it is to minister to the aging in our midst! North 
Carolina Baptists can be justly grateful for their Christian min- 
istry to 125 residents in their three homes — Resthaven and the 
Hayes Home in Winston-Salem, and the Albemarle Home in Albe- 
marle. 

With 130 people waiting for admission at the present time, 
lack of rooms is one of our most acute problems. North Carolina 
Baptists, however, are definitely doing something about this situa- 
tion. The Hamilton Home, now under construction in Martin 
County, is proof-positive. This, our fourth Home, will provide for 
30 additional residents. It is hoped that the Hamilton Home will 
be ready for occupancy no later than the first of January, 1962. 
A debt of $275,000.00 has been assumed on this Home, and for the 
purpose of completing the liquidation of the indebtedness on the 
new infirmary at Winston-Salem. There is no further expansion 
of desperately needed additional facilities anticipated until the 
major portion of this debt is paid. Special Day Offerings and 
gifts from the churches should, therefore, be increased greatly in 
order that we may go on in the great task which is ours, and that 
we might meet the ever-increasing demands of the aging among 
us as quickly as possible. 

We are now in the eleventh year of operation, and the past 
year has been a great one and a good one. Twenty-six new resi- 
dents have been received and are now finding happiness and 
peace, love and security, in their new home. 

The Special Day Offerings and special gifts are running 17% 
ahead of last year's contributions, and we are profoundly grateful 
to each church and to each individual for the liberal support to 
the wonderful cause which we represent. 

The appointment of Mr. C. O. Weaver of Greensboro, N. C, as 
Business Administrator of the Homes has proven to be one of the 
greatest blessings of the past year. This dedicated layman is serv- 
ing with unusual ability and insight and is making a splendid con- 
tribution to the work. 

The average age of our residents is around 80, and we rejoice 
in the fact that the life-span is increasing for them. We are ex- 
ceedingly grateful that one of them, Aunt Fannie Drumwright, 
reached her 100th birthday on July 6. She is the first resident in 
our North Carolina Baptist Homes to attain this remarkable mile- 
stone. She is the living example of the years that are actually 
being added to a person's life by the lovingkindness of North 
Carolina Baptists through the tender care of our Homes. 

One of the most wonderful gifts ever made to the Homes is 
now coming to fruition. It is the handsome duplex apartment, 
made possible through the generosity of Miss Roxie Sides of Win- 
ston-Salem. This new facility, now under construction on the 
Reynolds Park Road site in Winston-Salem, will be occupied in 
the fall, we hope, and will open an avenue for four additional 
residents. 

Along with our many blessings have been the moments of 
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been lifted up in the knowledge that God has called His own unto 
Himself. During the past year the following persons have been 
called to the Heavenly Home: Mr. Charles V. Pegram, Mr. Jack 
Stanley, Mrs. Bertha King, Mrs. Leona Wade, Mrs. Bertha Swin- 
dell, Miss Cora Byrd, Mrs. Lillie Scott, Mrs. Louise King, Mrs. Lillie 
Giles, Miss Lucy Stout, Mrs. Mattie Owen, Mrs. Mary Clontz, Mrs. 
Ida Ayers, Mrs. Rose Blanton. 

The happiest times in the Homes ever are when friends and 
members of our North Carolina Baptist Churches visit us. We 
extend a cordial welcome to come and see first-hand the things of 
great Christian significance that are being experienced daily in 
our Homes and that can never adequately be described on the 
printed page. 

Pray for us, visit us, and continue the same splendid support 
in the future that you have so graciously given in the past. Re- 
member that we cannot go on without the love, the fellowship, 
and the help of every North Carolina Baptist. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. M. D. Bailey 

BROTHERHOOD — ROYAL 

Ambassadors — even the words present a challenge and causes 
one to think. Only four of the thirty-three churches in the Yancey 
Association are attempting to utilize to the fullest the possibilities 
found in the men and boys of their community. Bolen's Creek; 
Burnsville First; Burnsville West and South Estatoe report having 
these organizations. 

The Brotherhood's purpose is to enlist and use the man-power 
of a local church in strengthening the work in a given community 
and to the ends of the earth. Royal Ambassador Chapters enroll 
boys through 16 and through its comprehensive plan of work 
undertake to help each boy to "increase in wisdom, and in stature 
and in favor with God and Man. 

Every church could have these organizations. The organiza- 
tions can be as simple or as complex as the situation demands. 
Would you let your imagination help you see what most of our 
churches are missing: 

Boys - men gathered to pray, study, play; boys - 
men finding more perfectly God's Will for their 
lives; boys - men using their time, talent, and 
money to promote God's Kingdom at home and 
to the ends of the earth. 
Let us challenge the churches with these organizations to have 
better organizations this year. To those churches without a 
Brotherhood or Royal Ambassador Chapter — let us say, "Seek 
God's Will for your church — be sure that you are right in not 
providing the privileges that these organizations would offer the 
boys and men of your church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold Harris 
Kenneth Robertson 



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CHILDREN'S HOMES REPORT 

North Carolina Baptists have been engaged in child care since 
1835, when the Thomasviile Orphanage was established. Now we 
have three homes — The Odum Home, the Kennedy Home and 
Mills Home. There is, also, a foster home program. More than 
8,000 children have received care through this program in its al- 
most 76 years. 

There are four sources which furnish the major support — 
Thanksgiving Offering, Cooperative Program, Budgets and once- 
a-month offering, and special gifts. The number of homeless chil- 
dren cared for depends directly on the degree of support received. 

"Charity and Children" the official publication of the Chil- 
dren's Homes is published weekly and has a circulation of over 
52,000. 

Twenty-three gave $2,385.22 for our Children's Homes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jesse Hughes, Chairman 
Children's Homes 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

As we think of the work of the Women's Missionary Union in 
our Association, we are grateful for the faithful few who carry on 
this great work. There are only nine (9) churches of the thirty- 
three (33) reporting a W. M. S. with a total of one hundred sixty- 
three (163) members. Only four (4) churches reporting a Y. W. A., 
a G. A. and a Sunbeam Band. This fact is alarming! Are we 
truly fulfilling Christs' command of mission work when we are 
failing to provide for our youth, here at home, the opportunity to 
learn of the needs of a lost world? They cannot go until they 
hear. 

The special offerings from the W. M. U. for the year were: 
Lottie Moon Offering for Foreign Missions ... $1,115.27 
Annie Armstrong Offering for Home Missions 656.03 

Heck- Jones Offering 39.11 

The State Mission offering will be taken in September. 
On April 14, our annual W. M. U. meeting was held at Cane 
River Church with Miss Lorene Tilford and Miss Miriam Robinson 
as guest speakers. We were inspired and encouraged as we heard 
of the great mission work being done in Taiwan and in Europe. 

As we enter a new year in our work, may we accept the re- 
sponsibility of the Great Commission here and unto the uttermost 
part of the earth. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

2ND DAY 

We thank our Heavenly Father for the many privileges and 
blessings of the past year and for allowing us to take part in our 
church program. We want to thank the people of the Young's 
Chapel Baptist Church for their wonderful hospitality and fellow- 
ship and for the excellent lunch. 

We want to thank the officials of our Yancey Association and 

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of all our churches for the wonderful work they are doing and 
for all their co-operation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Arthur Robinson 
Mrs. Sallie Butner 
Mrs. Terisie Bailey 
We the members of the Place and Preacher Committee make 
the following recommendation: 

1st Day to be held with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. 
2nd Day to be held with Ivy Gap Baptist Church. 
The Preacher — Rev. Bill Buchanan, Jack's Creek Baptist 
Church; Alternate — Rev. Bill Williams, South Estatoe Baptist 
Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
Mr. Harvey Phoenix 
Mrs. Fonzo Whitson 



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CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Thursday and Friday after the second Sunday in August and shall 
be with two churches. First day with one church and the second 
day with another church to be named by ths Association. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have 
seats, in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth 
in this article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Associ- 
ational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sundav Schools who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sundav Schools in the Associ- 
ation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman whose duty it shall be 
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the Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties 
of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist 
State Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session 
of the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, on Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associa- 
tional Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 
hands of the Clerks within two months after the close of the As- 
sociation. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



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MINUTES 

of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

IN ITS EIGHTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 

held with 
PLEASANT GROVE (First Day) 
IVY GAP (Second Day) 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

CANE RIVER (First Day) 

ZION (Second Day) 

AUGUST 15-16, 1963 



MINUTES 

of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

IN ITS EIGHTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 



held with 
PLEASANT GROVE (First Day) 
IVY GAP (Second Day) 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 
CANE RIVER (First Day) 

ZION (Second Day) 

AUGUST 15-16, 1963 



2 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Associational 

Missionary Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 

Moderator Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Associate Moderator Rev. Bill Williams, Rt. 3, Marion, N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Jess Styles, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Supt Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 

T. U. Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Executive Comm. 

Chm Mr. Dawson Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Temperance Chm Mr. C. P. Randolph, Burnsville, N. C. 

Children's Home 

Chm Mr. Virgus Anglin, Star Rt, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Education Chm Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Literature Chm Mr. Guss Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Evangelistic 

Chm Rev. Howard Buchanan, Rt. 3, Bakersville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Chm Mr. H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship 

Co-Chm Mr. Fred Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bible School 

Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Home for the 

Aging Chm Mrs. M. D. Bailey, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Brotherhood Chm Mr. W. L. Hullett, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

R. A. Chm Mr. Harold Harris, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Hospital Chm Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Executive Committee: Mr. Dawson Briggs, Rev. G. H. Dellinger, 

Mr. C. C. Fisher, Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, 

Miss Wanda Robertson, Mr. Jack Mcintosh, and Mr. Lewis 

Shuford. 

Nominating Committee for next Annual Session: Mrs. Bruce 
Bailey, Mr. Dawson Briggs, Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Mrs. Maude 
Robertson, and Rev. Arthur Thomas. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Claude Wilson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Kay Ellen Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Mr. H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

BANKS CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Carl Wheeler, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Everett Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Carl Wheeler, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 



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BLUE ROCK — Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Patricia Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Edith Thomas, Newdale, N. C. 
S. S. Supt: Jimmy Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Nancy Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Star Rt., Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk: Will Banks, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Harold Harris, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. A. Z. Jarnerson, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: Mr. Carlie Rice, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director & Pianist: Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: George Murdock, Burnsville, N. C. 

BROWNS CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Ralph C. Mumpower, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Troy H. Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Henry Silver, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Sam Hensley, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Ed Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. W. R. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Charles C. Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Barnett Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE FIRST— Pastor, Rev. Charles B. Trammel, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 
Clerk: Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Charles Harold Anglin, P. O. Box 275, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Edgar F. Hunter, Jr., P. O. Box 314, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

T. U. Director: Phillip Banks, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. W. A. Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: Dr. Julian Cornwell, Burnsville, N. C. 
R. A. Director: B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Ronald Jackson, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Organist: Mrs. Phillip Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: C. P. Randolph, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor, Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Edgar Angel, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Fred Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: Bayard Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Arnold Wilson, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Thad Bradford, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 



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BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. Vivian Brown, Minneapolis, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Fonze Whitson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Hoover Johnson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director: Jack Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

CANE RIVER— Pastor, Rev. M. H. Kendall, Box 403, Mars Hill, 

Treasurer: Ben Lee Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Johnny G. Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Billy Ray Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Betty Jo Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: T. K. Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: David Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

CLAY MOUND— Pastor 

Clerk: Paul Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Louise Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Paul Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 

CONCORD— Pastor, Rev. James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Gilbert Parker, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Truly Parker, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

CRABTREE— Pastor, Rev. Charles J. Du Vail, Rt., Asheville, N. C. 
Clerk: Miss Farrie Styles, Box 1, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Hobert Burleson, Micaville, N. C. 
Music Director: Haskel McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Farrie Styles, Box 1, Micaville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Earl Willis, Newdale, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Hobert Burleson, Micaville, N. C. 

ELK SHOALS— Pastor, Rev. Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Leslie Proffitt, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Vanice Harding, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Gis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

FAIR VIEW— Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Essie Barlet, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Roy Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor, E. K. Baker, Drexel, N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. E. K. Baker, Drexel, N. C. 
Treasurer: Bud Grindstaff, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



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INDIAN CREEK— Pastor, Rev. James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: W. L. Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt: Perry England, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

IVY GAP — Pastor, Rev. Lester Edwards, Weaverville, N. C. 
Clerk: Betty Ann Fender, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Loretta Briggs, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Roy Chandler. Rt. 3, Burnsville. N. C. 
Choir Director: Mary G. Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Linda Ann Chandler, Rt. 3, Weaverville. N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Nelson Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

JACKS CREEK— Pastor. Rev. Howard Buchanan, Rt. 3, Bakers- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk: John Duncan, Rt. 4, Bakersville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1. Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville. N. C. 

T. U. Director: John Evans, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Music Director: Clarence Laws, Rt. 1. Burnsville. N. C. 

Pianist: Mrs. J. B. Briggs, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Ethel Laughrun, Rt. 1, Burnsville. N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: C. L. Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor. Rev. Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 

Treasurer: Mr. Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Theodore Ray, Pensacola, N. C. 

T. U. Director: Mrs. Jessie Penland. Pensacola, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 

Choir Director: Mrs. Ralph Byrd, Pensacola, N. C. 

Pianist: Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 

LOCUST GROVE— Pastor 

Clerk: Mrs. C. L. Solomon. Rt. 1. Relief. N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. C. L. Solomon, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Reece Murphy, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. 

MT. MITCHELL— Pastor, Rev. R, R. Arrington, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk: Miss Wilma Murphy, Rt. 5. Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Walter Wilson. Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

MT. PLEASANT— Pastor, Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville. N. C. 
Clerk: Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh. Cane River, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Jack Mcintosh, Bald Creek, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Lois King, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh. Cane River, N. C. 
Pianist: Peggy Mcintosh, Bald Creek. N. C. 
Organist: Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Monroe Mcintosh. Cane River. N. C. 
Choir Director: H. W. Briggs, Rt. 3, Burnsville. N. C. 



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PLEASANT GAP— Pastor 

Clerk: E. C. Rogers, P. O. Box 32, Micaville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Fonze Hughes, Micaville, N. C. 

Pianist: Miss Janice Buchanan, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Rev. Arthur Thomas, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Joy Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Treasurer: Roy Lyle, Green Mountain, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Enzy Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

T. U. Director: Vah Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Choir Director: Patricia Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Pianist: Miss Teresa Lee Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: John C. Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor, Rev. Elzie Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Homer Carroll, Rt. 2, Weaverville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Sammie McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Ernest Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PRICES CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Harold Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk: Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Edrus Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Mr. James Burleson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

RIVERSIDE— Pastor, C. C. Fisher, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk: Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Retha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Jimmy Anglin, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Max Fox, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: T. K. Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 

SHOAL CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Irby McKinney, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Grace B. Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Hope Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Pursie Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 7 



SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor, Rev. Bill Williams, Rt. 3, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk: Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Velma Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Lewis Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Cora Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.: Mrs. Bill Williams, Rt. 3, Marion, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres.: Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
R. A. Director: Frank Riddle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Charlene Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Lewis Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

WINDOM— Pastor, Rev. Lee Woody, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk: Miss Margie Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer: Charlie Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director: Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: Dilliard Wilson, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Ron Grindstaff, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. G. H. Dellinger, Rt. 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk: Mrs. Estella Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer: Mrs. Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.: Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director: Ray Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director: Melba Presnell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist: Patsy Presnell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons: Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

ZION — Pastor, Rev. Jesse Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk: Boyd Laws, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer: Bill B. Fox, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.: Frank Evans, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director: Mrs. Lloyd Hilemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist: Miss Gale Hilemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons: J. W. Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Choir Director: Miss Gale Hilemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 



8 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 

Paul Ballenger Biltmore, N. C. 

Richmond Bennett Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bill Blevins Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Dave Blevins Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Troy Boone Los Angeles, Calif. 

O. M. Branch Marion, N. C. 

Charlie Chrisawn Micaville, N. C. 

Emory Edwards Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Audie Grindstaff Micaville, N. C. 

Rom Grindstaff Burnsville, N. C. 

Cloyd Haney Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

J. E. Hensley Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Theo Letterman Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Charlie McMahan Burnsville, N. C. 

Barnett Ray Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Ellis Ray Burnsville, N. C. 

Lida Ray Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Andy Robinson Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Russell Thomas Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Dilliard Wilson Spruce Pine, N. C. 

J. C. Wilson Micaville, N. C. 

Arthur Wyatt Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Ralph Young Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK— 

Mrs. John Edwards 

BOLEN'S CREEK— 
Mr. B. B. Penland 

BROWNS CREEK— 

Mr. Merrett Smith, Mrs. Dora Simmons 

FIRST BAPTIST— 

Mrs. Mary B. Huskins, Mrs. Minnie English, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Hensley, Miss Alice McPeters, Mr. Robert Styles, Mr. Mark 
Elliott, Mr. Murray Letterman, Mr. Sam Mcintosh, and Mrs. 
Irene Mosseler 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— 
Mrs. Bessie Tipton 

CANE RIVER— 

Mrs. Lurene Capps 

CRABTREE— 

Mrs. Ruth Fox, Mrs. Bessie Edge, Mr. Gilbert Carroway 

ELK SHOAL— 

Mrs. Hester Robertson, Mr. Howard Mcintosh 

JACKS CREEK— 
Mr. Sam Evans 

MT. MITCHELL— 

Mrs. Dullie Wilson, Mr. A. A. Wilson 

MT. PLEASANT— 

Miss Cornelia Briggs, Mr. Vance Silvers 

PLEASANT GAP— 

Mrs. Milas Wyatt, Mr. Charles Buchanan, (Deacon) 

PLEASANT GROVE— 

Mrs. Cynthia Edwards, Mrs. Sarah Randolph 

SOUTH ESTATOE— 

Mrs. Reba Rathbone, Mrs. Monroe Phillips, Mr. O. G. Elliott, 
Mr. Elmer Robinson, Mr. Lewis Robinson, Mr. J. N. Shuford, 
(Chm. of Deacons) 

WINDOM— 

Miss Louisa Briggs 

YOUNGS CHAPEL— 
Mrs. Daisy Young 

ZION— 

Mr. E. B. Bailey (Deacon) 



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PROCEEDINGS 

MORNING SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 16TH 

The Eighty-Fourth Annual Session of the Yancey Baptist As- 
sociation opened with the Pleasant Grove Church, using the 
Theme — "Christ For The Whole Wide World." Reverend E. J. 
Hall, Moderator, presided, and opened the meeting by asking the 
congregation to join in the singing of "All Hail The Power." The 
program was presented to the Association by the moderator and 
adopted as outlined by the Executive Committee. Miss Sara Hens- 
ley, with the assistance of some college students, led the devo- 
tional. 

The report on Christian Education was given by Miss Sara 

Hensley and adopted. 

The following committees were appointed by the moderator: 

Place and Preacher Committee: Mr. W. L. Hullett, Chairman, Mrs. 

Ila Angel, and Mrs. I. E. Clevenger. 

Resolution Committee: Mrs. Mollie Silver, Mrs. James Mc- 

Dougald, and Mrs. Bill Williams. 

Ordination Committee: Reverend Irby McKinney, Mr. Har- 
vey Phoenix, and Mr. Sam Hensley. 

Committee for Reception of New Churches: Reverend Lee 
Woody, Reverend Jeter Hensley and Mr. Fonz Hughes. 

Reverend Ralph Young was appointed to replace Mr. Oliver 
McMahan as chairman of this year's nominating committee, as 
Mr. McMahan has moved from the county. 

Roll call of churches was made with 22 churches represented. 
Visitors were recognized and welcomed. 

Reverend E. J. Hall gave the Deacon's Fellowship Report and 
it was adopted. 

The Royal Ambassador report was read by Miss Laura Mae 
Hilliard and adopted. Reverend A. Z. Jamerson spoke on Royal 
Ambassador work. 

The moderator asked the following men to serve on the Wat- 
son Fund Committee: Reverend Ralph Mumpower, Reverend Fred 
Harrell, and Mr. Charles Tomberlin. 

Miss Janice Lanford sang a solo and the message of the morn- 
ing was brought to the Association by Reverend Bill Williams, 
pastor of the South Estatoe Church. 

The Session adjourned for lunch. 

AFTERNOON SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 16TH 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson led a group of young people in the De- 
votional. The congregation sang "The Kingdom is Coming." 

Visitors and new pastors were recognized. 

The Resolution and Place and Preacher committees reported. 

The Sunday School Report was given by Reverend A. Z. Jam- 
erson and adopted and Mr. Richard Smith spoke on Sunday School 
work. 

Mr. Emmett Hamrick spoke on work at Wake Forest College 
and Reverend M. H. Kendall talked about the enlargement pro- 
gram at Mars Hill College. 



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Hymn, "I Love To Tell The Story" was sung by the congre- 
gation. 

Training Union report was read by Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 
and adopted. 

The report of the Annuity Board was given by Reverend 
Arthur Thomas and adopted by the association. Reverend Guy 
Cain spoke on the work of this board. 

Motion was made by H. G. Bailey to take an offering to buy 
flowers for associational clerk, Mrs. Roy Pate, who is recovering 
from surgery at this time. Motion carried, and offering was taken. 
Session was adjourned with prayer. 

MORNING SESSION, FRIDAY, AUGUST 17th 
IVY GAP CHURCH 

The session opened with the congregation singing "Christ For 
The Whole Wide World." 

A motion was made by Reverend G. H. Dellinger that associa- 
tional minutes be mailed to the churches; with postage being paid 
for by the churches. This motion carried. 

The following were named to the nominating committee: Mrs. 
Bruce Bailey, Mr. Dawson Briggs, Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Mrs. Maude 
Robertson, and Reverend Arthur Thomas. 

Appointed to serve on the executive committee were: Rev- 
erend G. H. Dellinger, Mr. C. C. Fisher, Reverend A. Z. Jamerson, 
Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Miss Wanda Robertson, Mr. Jack Mcin- 
tosh, and Mr. Lewis Shuford. 

The Devotional was led by Mrs. Charles Tomberlin. 

The Bible School Report was given by Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 
and adopted. 

The report of the nominating committee was read and adopted. 

The motion was made and carried that each person to appear 
on program at association be notified by card of time he is to 
appear. 

Mrs. M. D. Bailey gave the report on Homes For Aging and 
this report was adopted. Superintendent W. A. Poole spoke fol- 
lowing this report. 

Roll Call of the churches was made with 12 churches rep- 
resented. 

Hymn "Let Others See Jesus In You" was sung by the con- 
gregation. 

The report on Christian Literature was given by Mr. Guss 
Peterson and adopted. 

A hymn was sung by Miss Wanda Robinson accompanied by 
Dianna Robinson. 

The message of the morning was brought by Dr. W. R. Grigg, 
Secretary, Interracial Cooperation. 

Meeting was adjourned for lunch and fellowship with Rev- 
erend C. B. Trammel leading in prayer. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION, FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH 

"Make Me A Channel of Blessing" was the opening hymn. 
The report of the Resolution Committee was read and adopted. 
The following officers were elected to serve for the next year: 



The Intermediates of the association gave the Devotional, led 
by Mrs. Charles Tomberlin. 

The Hospital Report was given by Miss Madge Carter and 
adopted. 

Mr. C. W. Bazemore, Business Manager of the Biblical Re- 
corder spoke. 

Mr. Peyton J. Brown spoke, representing the North Carolina 
Baptist Foundation. 

"How Great Thou Art" was sung by young people of Ivy Gap 
Church. 

The report on Children's Home was read by W. L. Hullett 
and adopted. 

After a closing prayer by Reverend Holland Black, the session 
was adjourned. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT 

We, the Nominating Committee of Yancey Baptist Association, 
submit the following recommendations: 

Sunday School Supt. — Rev. A. Z. Jamerson 
W. M. U. President — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh 
Training Union Director — Miss Wanda Robertson 
Executive Committee Chairman — Mr. Dawson Briggs 
Temperance Chairman — Mr. C. P. Randolph 
Children's Home Chairman — Mr. Virgus Anglin 
Christian Education Chairman — Miss Sara Hensley 
Christian Literature Chairman — Mr. Gus Peterson 
Evangelistic Chairman — Rev. Howard Buchanan 
Deacon Fellowship Chairman — Mr. H. G. Bailey 
Deacon Fellowship Co-Chairman — Mr. Fred Phoenix 
Bible School Director — Mr. Charles Tomberlin 
Home for the Aging Chairman — Mrs. M. D. Bailey 
Brotherhood Chairman — Mr. W. L. Hullett 
Royal Ambassador Chairman — Harold Harris 
Pianist — Miss Madge Carter 
Chorister — Mrs. Tensie Bailey 
Hospital Chairman — Miss Madge Carter 



Moderator 

Vice-Moderator 
Clerk 



Rev. E. J. Hall 

Rev. Bill Williams 
.... Mrs. Jess Styles 



Respectfully submitted, 
Ralph Young 
Mrs. B. R. Penland 
Mrs. Tensie Bailey 



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TRAINING UNION REPORT 

"The difference in one church and another church is leader- 
ship and the difference in leadership is training", says Dr. J. N. 
Barnette. 

The Training Union provides a balanced program of training 
for church members of all ages. It seeks to guide each church 
member into full Christian maturity and helps him to discover and 
develop the talent he possesses. 

The Training Union is designed to give the church members 
training which will help him to become a leader in the church 
as an informed, co-operative follower. 

In Yancey County, we have Training Unions in 12 of our 33 
churches, with an enrollment of 700 and an average attendance 
of 432. 

Our enrollment has increased in the past year, but when we 
think of 21 churches without Training Union, it is a discouraging 
picture. 

Most of our churches this year observed Youth Week. As a 
climax to this week, we had an Associational Youth Night with 
about 250 present. Mr. John McGee, missionary to Nigeria, brought 
the message. 

The theme of our Training Union for 1961-62 is "Lengthen and 
Strengthen." May we continue working, trying to lengthen and 
strengthen until all people in Yancey County have a Training 
Union in their church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 

REPORT ON N. C. BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

The services of our Baptist Hospital are subject to heavy de- 
mand which grows heavier year by .year. Last year, the already 
overcrowded clinics of the Out-Patient Department, received a new 
high of 83,000 visits from 96 counties of the state, 16 other states 
and 2 foreign countries. Two thirds of these were by our Baptist 
People. 

One of the most pressing needs is the enlargements of the 
facilities of the Out Patient Department. The care of Service 
Patients remain at the heart of the work of the Baptist Hospital. 

The Mother's Day Fund is the foundation of the financial aid 
given Service Patients. We must remember that the help given is 
limited by the Mother's Day gifts of our churches. 

The new Progressive Care Center is attracting the attention 
of hospital authorities over the country. Patients have been most 
pleased with it. 

The pastor's library now contains well over 100 volumes among 
the best books on various fields of Christian thought and pastoral 
work. It can be of great value to pastors and they are invited to 
use it. It is located in the Medical School Library. 

The Yancey Association included 30 of her 33 churches in the 
Mother's Day offerings last year. My gratitude goes to you as 
pastors for encouraging your people to give. Let us not be satis- 



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fied to neglect this important phase of our churches. Jesus in- 
cluded the sick in his ministry, let us follow his example. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Madge Carter 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP REPORT 

During the last year, we have not had a single meeting, and 
I am very sorry. Being sorry does not relieve me of the fact that 
I did not do my duty as the Deacon Fellowship Chairman. I did 
not know that I had such a privilege until we met to draw up the 
program for this meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. E. J. Hall 

BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

Fifteen schools, 995 enrolled, $145.71 given through the Coop- 
erative Program to promote God's Kingdom here and to the ends 
of the earth, 19 professions. These are expressions which might 
describe our Bible Schools this summer, but it is not the entire 
picture, for eternity will reveal the greatness of that which was 
done. Think of these things — lives saved with the possibility of 
living within His will, individuals won to Christ, children and 
older people provided for in our homes, in fact, everything we 
support as Baptists, helped through the mission offering; pupils 
and teachers strengthened as they hid the Word of God in their 
hearts. 

Fifteen churches with Bible Schools. Eighteen churches with- 
out Bible Schools. This presents a real challenge to pray and to 
witness and to work. 

Jesus is saying to us. "Behold, I have set before thee, an open 
door, and no man can shut it." Let us enter this door and with 
God's help, have better schools, and more schools next year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris G. Tomberlin 

RELIGIOUS LITERATURE 

Baptists as good thoughtful people should read good litera- 
ture. Do all churches in Yancey Baptist Association use Baptist 
Sunday School Literature printed by Baptist Sunday School Board, 
Nashville, Tennessee? They print literature adapted to all age 
groups, and literature helpful to all workers. 

Biblical Recorder, our own state paper: We have made some 
progress in reading it. Mt. Pleasant Church has a club of seven- 
teen members, a gain of four members over last year. BurnsviUe 
has a club of twenty-five members. If each of the thirty-three 
churches in the association has a pastor and a Sunday School 
Superintendent, who receive the Recorder free, and if there are 
no individual subscribers, more free Recorders come to Yancey 
readers than to paid subscribers. 

Informed people are more interested in the causes and activi- 
ties fostered by our denomination. They contribute more. Why 
not be informed? Read The Recorder, Charity and Children, and 
other Baptist Literature. 



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I recommend that Burnsville First and Mt. Pleasant each add 
the price of the Recorder to the budget and send it to every resi- 
dent family, and that the more progressive churches in other rural 
communities solicit and organize a club in their churches. 

Prayerfully submitted, 

Guss Peterson 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY REPORT 

"Sharing Christ with the whole world" is the aim and theme 
of the Baptist Jubilee Advance. Sharing the Bible with the whole 
world is an essential part of this program of advance. If the 
people of the world are to know Jesus Christ they must have the 
Bible and each person must have the Bible in his own language. 

The American Bible Society is an active partner of Southern 
Baptists. It helps missionaries to translate the Bible, publishes 
and distributes without profit. For the blind, it supplies Scriptures 
in Braille. 

During the year 1961 the American Bible Society rejoiced that 
some part of the Bible has been published in 1,181 languages, the 
full Bible in 226, a Testament in 281 more and a Gospel or other 
complete book in 674 more. It has expanded its distribution to 
Cuban refugees, hurricane or flood victims, patients in hospitals, 
inmates in jails and prisons, migrant farm workers and others. 
The Society gave almost a million Scripture volumes to our Armed 
Forces and Veteran's Hospitals. 

We believe this is a worthy work and let us urge every church 
in Yancey Association to make an offering to the American Bible 
Society. Please, send your gifts to your Baptist State Office 
marked "for the American Bible Society." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

Our theme for this year is "Outreach for the un-reached . . . 
spearhead for missions." Missions is the mission of every church 
and every organization in a church has a definite relationship to 
and responsibility for missions. 

The message of the Bible is missions. For a teacher to inter- 
pret the message of God's revelation through His Word carries 
with it a missionary must. The quality of teaching in the Sunday 
School might be determined by the contents of the missionary 
message that is proclaimed. Teachers must recognize an obliga- 
tion to teach what the Bible teaches and to teach for results in 
the lives of the pupils. 

To broaden the base of the missionary operation of a church 
by going after the un-reached people, by strengthening the teach- 
ing, witnessing, and training of the Body of Christ, to practice 
personal, Christian ministries at homo, will vastly strengthen the 
world out-reach of our churches. There is such a great opportun- 
ity and challenge. We have 3,206 enrolled in our Sunday Schools 
and only 1,993 average attendance with a resident membership in 
32 churches of 3,777. With hundreds not enrolled and with hun- 
dreds absent every Sunday we have the proof that there is some- 
thing wrong with our churches. 



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I believe God is saying to us as He did to Moses . . . "Why- 
stop here, command My people to go forward." Let us look at 
some facts, we have only 1,156 adults enrolled in all our Sunday 
Schools. We have only 512 young people, single and married. 
There are 413 Intermediates enrolled. We lose so many of our 
boys and girls before they get to the young people's department. 
There are 408 Juniors enrolled. Do you wonder how many of this 
number will be enrolled in the Adult Department when they reach 
that age? We have 248 Primaries enrolled and 269 Beginners. 
What will be the report out there five, ten or twenty years from 
now? 

If we could hear God's call to us as Nehemiah heard His call 
to build, and if we realized as he did, "I am doing a great work", 
we could take this county for Christ. Nehemiah completed the 
wall because he was dedicated to one supreme purpose — doing 
that which God had put into his heart to do. Will you with me 
accept the task of reaching the unreached in our association who 
have been assigned to us by Christ Jesus? 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. Z. Jamerson 

TEMPERANCE REPORT TO 1962 BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

I was designated by the 1961 Yancey Baptist Association to 
make the Report on Temperance at the 1962 meeting of said 
Association. Temperance is generally understood to relate to the 
use of intoxicating liquor, beer and wine, and, therefore this re- 
port is restricted to this limited understanding. 

I regret to report that to my knowledge there is no evidence 
of activity of any organized group or organization in the Yancey 
Baptist Association opposing the alarming and increasing use of 
liquor, beer and wine. It is like a giant cancer upon society eating 
out its moral fibers, bringing trouble, sorrow, heartaches, chaos 
and death to all who become its victim and to society generally. 
It is no respecter of persons and its vast army of victims are in- 
creasing daily. The use of this deadly poison by society is en- 
couraged by our nation, State, counties and cities for the sake of 
revenue. It is the swapping of dollars for the lives and souls of 
men and women and placing a burden upon generations yet to 
be born. It is a sin that should be denounced from every pulpit 
in our Association and resisted with determination by every Chris- 
tian. What is our Association doing about it? Nothing. It is 
seldom preached against in the pulpit and is indulged in by some 
of the members of the churches of our Association. The Courts 
and law enforcement officers tolerate it. It has no opposition or 
recognized cry against it This is our problem to tackle together, 
ministers and laymen. It is time for aroused, inspired, dedicated 
individual Christian men and women who have strong convictions 
against this sin and evil to use their influence in their home, 
church, community and ballot box against this great sin that is 
engulfing not only the Baptist Association of Yancey County, but 
the nation as a whole. 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. P. Randolph 



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NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR THE AGING 

(Suggested Associational Repori for 1962) 

The past year in our N. C. Baptist Homes for the Aging has 
been one of great blessing. Of unusual significance has been the 
opening of our fourth Home, the Hamilton Home, located in East- 
ern North Carolina, and enabling us to minister to 30 additional 
people. The residents there are supremely happy and are enjoy- 
ing the abundant life in this beautiful new facility. 

Over the past eleven years we have increased by 8 times our 
ability to minister to the aging in our midst. In the beginning, 
there were 20 residents, and now we are able to give loving care 
to 160 persons in our four Homes — Resthaven, and the Hayes 
Home, in Winston-Salem, the Albemarle Home, at Albemarle, the 
Hamilton Home, at Hamilton. 

The need for more space is most urgent and pressing. Today 
there are 138 applicants on the waiting list. We will want to 
move forward, therefore, as rapidly as funds will permit in meet- 
ing the crying demands of our ever-growing population of aging 
people who need our care. 

The Special Day Offerings from our churches are at an all- 
time high and are likely to go beyond all previous offerings by the 
end of the fiscal year. We want to thank all who had a part in 
these vital offerings, and we would urgently appeal to each church 
to continue giving as liberally as possible through this vital me- 
dium. Ninety per cent of the residents who live in our four 
Homes are financially needy people and are sustained by the 
Special Day Offerings from our churches each year. 

The plea of the elderly person in our midst, "Cast me not off 
in the time of old age!", is one that cannot be lightly brushed aside, 
but one that must continue to challenge the highest and holiest in 
every North Carolina Baptist as we move forward in this great 
ministry which God has committed to us. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William A. Poole 
General Superintendent 

ROYAL AMBASSADOR REPORT 

October 1st introduced the new Royal Ambassador program. 
It is a three-fold program; Crusaders for 9, 10, and 11 year olds; 
Pioneers for 12, 13, and 14 year olds; Ambassadors for 15, 16, and 
17 year olds. This organization provides missionary education and 
a deeper understanding of the local church program. Camping 
and wholesome recreation are definitely a part of the suggested 
activities. 

Only two churches of the thirty-three churches now have 
Royal Ambassador Chapters. What a Challenge! The door of 
opportunity is open and the decision is our. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Harold Harris 



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REPORT ON BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES 

Building a better tomorrow has always been the dedicated 
concern of the Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina. To- 
day's children will become the adults who shape tomorrow's 
world. NO task is more important than helping a child, hurt by 
life, to grow into healthy, well-adjusted, responsible citizenship. 

Each child who comes to the Children's Homes is different, 
with a different need to be met and a different problem to be 
solved. It is the responsibility of the Homes to find the best solu- 
tion possible. For many years that meant providing food, cloth- 
ing and shelter for orphans. Today the need has changed. Today 
our work is with children who for various reasons have lost the 
security of home and parents. 

During the past year, 848 boys and girls were served by the 
Baptist Children's Homes. In addition to those already in care, 
applications were received for the admission of 646 other children. 
We had space and money sufficient to admit 170 of these — leav- 
ing 476 for whom no room was available. Provision should be 
made immediately to expand greatly our foster home program to 
meet the needs of these children. This can be done through an 
increased Thanksgiving Offering. 

Increasingly, your Homes are being called upon to serve chil- 
dren who are disturbed and emotionally ill. In addition to tra- 
ditional types of child care, there is a growing need for specialized 
supervision and services. It is hoped that a step can be taken, 
within the year, to begin to provide, on a small scale, such services 
at the North Carolina Medical Center at Chapel Hill. 

Financial support this year has come from the following 
sources: 

Cooperative Program 33 Per Cent 

Thanksgiving Offering 30 Per Cent 

Once-a-Month Offering 16 Per Cent 

All Other 21 Per Cent 

For the first time, income to the Children's Homes through 
the Cooperative Program exceeds that of the Thanksgiving Offer- 
ing. This source of income meets one third of our operating 
budget and is greatly appreciated. At the same time, the Thanks- 
giving Offering continues to be vital to our existence, providing 
30 per cent of income. We sorely need an increase of one hundred 
thousand dollars through the Thanksgiving Offering this year. 
This would enable us to provide a Christian home and care for an 
additional 125 children. 

We owe a debt of deep gratitude to our friends whose genuine 
concern for the welfare of our children makes this help possible 
— especially our Baptist people. You have afforded hundreds of 
boys and girls opportunities and privileges which they otherwise 
could not have had. 

Charily and Children, our official publication, which this year 
celebrated its 75th anniversary of service to North Carolina Bap- 
tists, continues to grow in popularity and circulation. Each week 
55,000 copies are sent to churches and individual subscribers 
throughout the state and beyond. You are invited to be among 



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these readers and thus stay informed of our child care ministry 
and other denominational endeavors throughout the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. Hullett 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION REPORT 

Education — yes, quality education — not for many, many years 
has there been so much emphasis placed upon the program of 
education in North Carolina as there has been for the past year. 
Today, as never before, in this world of strong competition, flight 
into space and day by day scientific discoveries that could destroy 
a nation, we are realizing that our youth will be seriously handi- 
capped without a college education. 

So, it is with all of this in mind that our leaders are moving 
forward with plans for better education for our young people than 
ever before. 

It is evident that the Baptists of our state are showing a re- 
newed interest in education since many of them have increased 
their cooperative program gifts by 35 per cent as suggested by a 
special session of the state convention last year. 

If our colleges are to keep pace they must have greater sup- 
port than ever before. As Mars Hill College works toward a goal 
for a four year college they will need more teachers and more 
materials. Meredith anticipates an increased enrollment with the 
opening of a new dormitory this fall. Wake Forest has an im- 
mediate need for a general classroom building. Campbell College, 
like Mars Hill, is working toward a four year college. Chowan 
College needs a new library and also classrooms and office space. 
Gardner-Webb and Wingate College also have their needs for 
more highly trained faculty members and more space for students 
and classes. 

Our colleges! What will we do about them? 

In this year, 1962, we Baptists must realize the important part 
we have to play in the education of our youth. Baptist colleges 
are as essential to all that Baptists are doing now, or plan to do in 
future years. If our churches go forward we need trained leader- 
ship. If we are going to help establish a world-wide mission pro- 
gram — trained missionaries must be sent out. If we hope to 
abolish the crime and the low standards of living that confront us 
in some localities today — what better way can this be done than 
to give our people a sound Christian education? 

Yes, our colleges need our support. Not only our financial 
support but also our prayers and our cooperation for every faculty 
member and every program which they promote for the Christian 
education of our young people. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley 

REPORT ON WOMAN'S WORK 

As we look at Yancey County we find it improving in the build- 
ing and equipment of schools, improved farming conditions, or- 
ganization in clubs of men, women, boys and girls for better living; 
but when we look at our churches can we say the same about them 



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in the general interest in the kingdom's work? 

We still have Evangelism in our churches but does it mean 
enough if we give nothing to save a soul outside of our own county 
and state? 

We have 33 churches in our association and only 9 reporting 
a W.M.U. 8 G.A.'s, 1 Y.W.A., and 6 Sunbeam bands ... 241 mem- 
bers in all organizations. This is not enough. Can we be satis- 
fied not to grow. 

A few faithful ones are studying, giving and praying, trying 
to carry out the command. "Go ye into all the world, and preach 
the gospel to every creature." Mark 15:16 

May we strive harder to reach our goals in the year 1962-1963. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Lillian Mcintosh 

ANNUITY BOARD REPORT 

BENEFITS PAID 

A total of $2,879,816.21 was paid in benefits by the Annuity 
Board during 1961. More than $2,654,222 of this went to approx- 
imately 4,500 ministers, denominational workers or their families 
who participated in one of the Board's retirement plans. The re- 
maining amount was paid in relief benefits to 826 aged ministers 
and widows. During the Board's 43 years of operation, it has paid 
out benefits totaling more than $37,304,916. 

NEW MEMBERS 

Total membership in all plans of the Annuity Board was 23,214 
on January 1, 1962. In 1961, 1,808 new members were enlisted in 
the Southern Baptist Protection Plan and 789 churches were en- 
rolled. At the end of the year, 64% of the churches in the Con- 
vention were participating" in the Board's program. Of this num- 
ber, 43% were paying total dues for both church and pastor. The 
Institution Protection Program, for employees in colleges, hospitals, 
orphanages and other institutions of this type, enlisted 32 institu- 
tions in 1961. Five were new accounts. The others transferred 
from another plan to the new program. 

DELAY PENALTY IS "WAIVED" 

In their April meeting, the Executive Committee of the An- 
nuity Board voted to waive the penalty for delayed participation 
in the Southern Baptist Protection Plan for those who join before 
January 1, 1963. This action was made possible because of the 
continuous increase in the number of churches and pastors who 
have joined the Plan in recent months. At the end of the first 
quarter of this year, some 67 per cent of all churches in the South- 
ern Baptist Convention had enrolled. 

According to the Protection Plan certificate, a person must 
join within a year after he begins denominational service or after 
his 25th birthday, whichever is later. For each year he delays 
joining the Plan, his widow and disability benefits are reduced. 
Now, because of the trustees' action, anyone joining the Protection 



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Plan before January 1, 1963, will have this penalty removed. The 
waiver affects only the Southern Baptist Protection Plan. 

The waiver also removed the penalty from any person cur- 
rently in the Protection Plan who may have been affected by it, 
and it allowed the Annuity Board to make adjustments in annuity 
checks to widows and disabled persons who were penalized be- 
cause of delayed entry into the Plan. This adjustment was made 
effective with the May 31st checks. 

After January 1, 1963, any person who delays joining will 
penalize himself according to the participation clause. 

FIELD WORK 

The Annuity Board now has 14 field men working in 21 state 
conventions. Their program of education and promotion is con- 
ducted through state and associational meetings, on college and 
seminary campuses, in local churches and through conferences 
with laymen and pastors. 

Guy Cain, field representative for North Carolina has his of- 
fices at the state convention headquarters, 301 Hillsboro Street, in 
Raleigh. Contact him for meetings in your church or association 
or for personal conferences. He will be glad to come and talk 
about the Annuity Board's ministry. 

OFFICERS OF THE ANNUITY BOARD 

Administrative officers of the Board are: R. Alton Reed, ex- 
ecutive secretary; Floyd B. Chaff in and L. T. Daniel, associate 
secretaries; Fred W. Noe, treasurer and investment director; Owen 
Henley, assistant director of investments and Mable H. McCartney, 
registrar. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Arthur Thomas 

REPORT OF RESOLUTION COMMITTEE 

1ST DAY 

We thank our Heavenly Father for the blessings of the past 
year. We thank the people of Pleasant Grove Church for the 
wonderful lunch and the good hospitality they have shown us 
today. 

We thank our officers of the Yancey Association for the fine 
work they are doing. 

2ND DAY 

We thank our Heavenly Father for all the blessings of the 
past year, for allowing us the privilege of meeting again for our 
annual Association. 

We wish to express our thanks to the people of Ivy Gap 
Church for the good lunch and hospitality. 



22 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



We want to thank the officials of our Association, along with 
Miss Hilliard for the privilege of working and sharing with them, 
in the wonderful work they are doing in this, the Yancey Associ- 
ation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Mollie Silver 
Mrs. Bill Williams 
Mrs. Opal McDougald 

We, the members of the Place and Preacher Committee make 
the following recommendation: 

1st Day to be held with Cane River Baptist Church. 

2nd Day to be held with Zion Baptist Church. 

The Preacher — Rev. M. H. Kendall, Cane River Baptist 

Church; The Alternate — Rev. Fred Harrell, West Burnsville Bap- 
tist Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. L. Hullett 
Mrs. Ila Angel 
Mrs. I. E. Clevenger 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 23 



CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Thursday and Friday after the second Sunday in August and shall 
be with two churches. First day with one church and the second 
day with another church to be named by the Association. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have 
seats, in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth 
in this article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Associ- 
ational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Associ- 
ation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman whose duty it shall be 
to encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of 



24 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



the association and to promote a better understanding of the duties 
of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist 
State Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session 
of the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associ- 
ational Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 
hands of the Clerks within two months after the close of the As- 
sociation. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



TABLE A. CHURCH AND MEMBERSHIP 



CHURCHES 


Baptisms 


Letters and Other 
Additions 


Loss by Death, 
Transfer, etc. 


Resident 
Members 


Non-resident 
Members 


Grand Total 
Present Members 


Revival Meetings Held 


Number Tithers 


Bald Creek 


1 




4 


154 
40 


102 
7 


256 

...tl 

.154 
180 


2 




Bank's Creek 








1 




Blue Rock 


5 




2 


.87 
170 
133 
381 
158 
150 
.95 


.67 
10 
50 
.174 
...60 
... 30 
160 

.12 

13 
.107 
.15 


2 


....5 
.52 


Bolen's Creek 


8 


6 

16 


3 

2 
.25 
8 


1 




5 
12 


183 
555 
218 
180 
255 
60 
...97 
196 
266 


1 


19 
.119 


Burnsville First 


1 


B'urnsville ^fest 


21 


4 


1 


.20 


Byrd's Chapel 


9 


1 


7 


2 


Cane River 






...11 






Claymound 




1 


3 


60 
85 


1 




Concord 












Crabtree 


. 11 


...18 


4 


183 
159 
75 


.2 




Elk Shoal 


...5 


2 




Fairview 


3 


2 


.90 


2 


3 


Hall's Chapel 








51 

.41 
200 
...75 

59 
.46 
.64 
159 
190 

92 


5 


...56 
88 
283 
110 
.68 
.81 
136 






Indian Creek 


3 


.... 1 


.... 1 


...47 
.83 
...35 
... 9 
.35 
...72 

53 
.50 

15 

70 
...75 
.20 
.20 
109 
.34 

98 


2 


....... 


Ivy Gap 


3 


2 

.... 1 


3 

1 


2 


Jack's Creek 


1 


1 




Laurel Branch 








Locust Grove 


... 1 

...9 


3 






Mt. Mitchell 


1 


3 

8 


2 




Mt. Pleasant 


5 


212 
240 




.15 
6 


Pleasant Gap 


4 




5 


1 


Pleasant Grove 


12 


...15 


25 


107 
145 
145 
137 


1 


4 


Pleasant Valley 


...7 
1 






75 






Price's Creek 






70 
117 
.50 
187 
138 
121 
112 
3777 


.... 1 


5 


Riverside 


2 


2 


2 


Shoal Creek 






.70 
296 


i 


4 


South Estatoe 


6 


.... 5 
.5 
5 


.11 
.15 


l 


.10 


Windom 


12 

6 

142 


172 
219 
112 


2 




Young's Chapel 


.... 4 
2 
163 


1 

.... 1 
34 


...12 


Zion. .. 


10 

287 


Totals 




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CHURCHES 


Nursery 


Beginners 


Primaries 


Juniors 


Intermediates 


Young People, 
Single 


Young People, 
Married 


Younger 
Adults 


Older 
Adults 


General Officers 


Grand Total Training 
Union Enrolment 


Average 
Attendance 


Observe Youth Week? 
(Yes or No) 


Bolen's Creek 


5 


6 


10 


10 


9 


... 6 




11 


...12 
20 
9 


3 


.72 
.67 
.90 
...88 
...42 
...42 


.64 
...37 
...47 
36 
22 
...18 


»* 

** 

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Brown's Creek 








11 

.27 
17 
.6 
.2 
9 
9 
11 
10 
8 


15 
29 

...6 


...14 




11 


7 


Burnsville, First 






10 




4 


Burnsville, West 


".. 2 


.2 


10 

6 
3 


... 15 
...5 
...10 






38 


2 


Cane River 






.20 
12 


5 


Jack's Creek 


5 






6 




Laurel Branch 






1 


.9 
10 
8 

13 
12 
13 










5 


....24 
...45 
...44 
...65 
...59 
.52 
37 


.15 
.38 
.28 
.37 

...40 




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8 


3 

...7 




.... 9 




12 


2 


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Pleasant Grove 








15 


3 


South Estatoe 


12 

.10 


".'.15 




20 
12 


2 


Windom 


2 

2 


Young's Chapel 




6 




7 


9 




... 15 


...43 
...25 
450 




Zion 








7 


...7 
136 


4 






17 


2 




Totals 


22 


50 


134 


85! 24 


. 22| 202! . 451 727 



* — Indicates "No"; ** — Indicates "Yes". 



TABLE E. BROTHERHOOD WORK 



CHURCHES 


No. Crusader 
Chapters 


Crusaders (9-11 yrs*.) 
Enrolment 


No. Pioneer 
Chapters 


Pioneers (12-14 yrs.) 
Enrolment 


No. Ambassador 
Chapters 


Ambassadors 

(15-17 yrs.) Enrolment 


Total R. A. 
Enrolment 


Men's Brotherhood 
Enrolment 


Grand Total 
Enrolment 


Bolen's Creek 


1 


5 

3 


1 


4 

16 


1 


4 


...13 


....13 


26 

...49 


Burnsville, First 


1 


1 


1 


5 


.34 
.12 
59 


...15 


South Estatoe 










1 


.12 
21 


10 

.38 


22 
97 


Totals 


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8 


2 


20 


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CHURCHES 




Bald Creek 

Bank's Creek .... 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek .... 
Erown's Creek 
Burnsville, First 
Burnsville, West 
Byrd's Chapel .. 

Cane River 

Ciaymound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Elk Shoal 

Fair view- 
Hall's Chapel .... 
Indian Creek .... 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek .... 
Laurel Branch . 
Locust Grove .... 

Mt. Mitchell 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Gao 
Pleasant Grove 
Pleasant Valley 
Price's Creek . 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek .. 
South Estatoe 
Windom 
Young's Chapel 

Zion 

Totals . .. 



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259 
1017 
1373 
190 3601 
130 975 



.331 
375 

1122 96 

3624 

1130 

5300 1225 61341 

2950 200 1322 
738 72 1330 

920 623 

360 43 

480 ...117 

2841 .300 1322 

402 201 

350 2059 

.100 941 

257 . 150 

1005 . 1027 

1898 203 .770 

. 730 341 

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.660 
1392 
2591 
7415 
2235 
57866 
4472 
2190 
1543 
408 
597 
4463 
603 

20 ' 9 

194 
447 
2032 
2876 
1071 



240 
3256 
1524 

720 120 

.900 



561 
699 
1560 
1036 
1645 
940 



649 

260 4548 
998 
306 
600 
529 
230 
225 
3949 
300 6146 
1234 
353 



25 



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889 
8074 
2522 
1146 
1500 
997 
841 
953 
5 5 OS 
7532 
2879 
1303 
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TABLE J. MISSION EXPENDITURES 



CHURCHES 


Cooperative 
Program 


Designated 
Association 


Designated 
State Missions 


Designated 
Home Missions 


Designated 
Foreign Missions 


Designated 
Christian Education, 
Schools 


Designated 
Children's Homes 


Designated 
Hospitals 


Other Designated 
Objects (Bible 
Society, Homes for 


Total Mission 
Expenditures 












. 206 






... 36 




242 


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117 


.30 
.50 
100 
. 30 
151 
...40 
.23 
...27 
13 




147 
















25 
254 
. 94 
288 
127 
.. 87 




85 




318 
121 
2585 
.160 


410 
101 
.700 
215 


103 

...29 
. 235 
...50 


166 

...29 
.242 
.. 35 


330 

661 

...37 


9 




1788 

...416 
4972 
.689 
.110 




.12 


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110 






25 










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91 




118 




















13 


































381 
96 




...76 


...50 




507 
















15 




111 
















116 


.55 
...10 
.26 
25 




171 


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15 




25 












36 




15 




77 




















25 


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25 


175 
18 


.28 
.18 


...27 
.25 


21 


5 


...95 
40 


...40 
.15 


40 


.456 
...317 




76 


120 




5 


















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50 


.19 


...15 
25 




25 




111 




175 


420 


...79 


.37 


159 


188 
330 
109 


88 

...27 
.53 
18 


25 


1196 
357 

...521 
18 


Pleasant Gap 






Pleasant Grove 


3 




87 


.87 


132 


...44 


6 




















70 


279 




105 
105 


.30 
.35 
33 
.125 
...85 
.37 
25 
1317 




484 
















...140 
58 


Shoal Creek 














25 


South Estatoe 


193 




25 




51 




150 




544 


Windom 

Young's Chapel 






20 




266 
19 




76 
170 


23 


...450 
246 


Zion 


S 

3671 












40 


10 


78 

14472 


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2039 


674 


.768 


2813 


.98 


2738 


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IN ITS EIGHTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 
1963 

held with 

CANE RIVER (First Day) 
AUGUST 15th 

ZION (Second Day) 
AUGUST 16th 





NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

BOLEN'S CREEK (First Day) 

WEST BURNSVILLE (Night Session) 

FAIRVIEW (Morning Session) 
AUGUST 13-14, 1964 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Page 

ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 3 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 3 

LIST OF MESSENGERS 9 

ORDAINED MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 10 

OUR BELOVED DEAD 11 

PROCEEDINGS OF 85th ANNUAL SESSION 12 

REPORTS — 

Christian Education 15 

Training Union 16 

Letter of Appreciation 16 

Royal Ambassador 16 

Annuity Board 17 

Sunday School 17 

American Bible Society 18 

Woman's Missionary Union 18 

Temperance 19 

Resolution, 1st day 20 

Baptist Hospital 20 

Homes for Aging 21 

Children's Homes 22 

North Carolina Baptist Foundation 22 

Place and Preacher 23 

Christian Literature 23 

Bible School 24 

Resolution, 2nd Day 25 

CONSTITUTION - 26 

TABLES 29 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 3 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Associational 

Missionary Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 

Moderator Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Associate Moderator Rev. Bill Williams, Rt. 3, Marion, N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Supt Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 

T. U. Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Executive Comm. 

Chairman Mr. Dawson Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Children's Home 

Chairman Mr. Virgus Anglin, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Education Chm. Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Literature Chm Mr. Guss Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Evangelistic 

Chairman Rev. Howard Buchanan, Rt. 3, Bakersville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Chm Mr. H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship 

Co-Chairman Mr. Fred Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bible School 

Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Home for the 

Aging Chm Mrs. M. D. Bailey, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Brotherhood Chm Mr. W. L. Hullett, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

R. A. Chm Mr. Harold Harris, Star Rt, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Hospital Chm Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Executive Committee: Mr. Dawson Briggs, Rev. Lee Woody, Rev. 

Bill Williams, Mr. Monroe Mcintosh, Mrs. Henry Silver, Rev. 

A. Z. Jamerson, Miss Wanda Robertson, Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh. 
Nominating Committee for next Annual Session: Mrs. E. J. Hall, 

Mr. Dawson Briggs, Mrs. Burl Maney, Mrs. Fonz Whitson, and 

Mrs. Buster Riddle. 



CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK— Pastor, 

Clerk — Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Claude Wilson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director— H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — Miss Kay Ellen Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
BANKS CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Carl Wheeler, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Everett Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist— Mrs. Carl Wheeler, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 



4 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



BLUE ROCK— Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Patricia Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Ben Thomas, Newdale, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — Jimmy Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Sylvia Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Ossie Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Star Rt., Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk— Will Banks, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Ben Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director — Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres. — Mr. Carlie Rice, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director & Pianist — Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons. — Harold Harris, Star Rt., Burnsville, N. C. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Troy H. Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Henry Silver, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Sam Hensley, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Miss Barbara Carroll, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. W. R. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Edward Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Barnett Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor, Rev. Charles B. Trammel, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 
Clerk— Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Charles Harold Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— I. E. Clevenger, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Phillip Banks, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres. — Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres. — Mr. Guss Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 
R. A. Director— Rev. Ralph Young, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Mrs. Phillip Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Ronald Jackson, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor, Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Nancy Autry, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Fred Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mr. George Murdock, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Wilson Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. President— Mrs. Ben Banks 



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BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. Wade Boone, Rt. 3, Newland, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Fonze Whitson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — Hoover Johnson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Jack Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mary Frances Johnson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

CANE RIVER— Pastor, Rev. M. H. Kendall, Box 403, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Treasurer — Ben Lee Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Billy Ray Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — David Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Bill Ball, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— T. H. Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

CLAY MOUND— Pastor, Rev. Dave Blevins, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Paul Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Paul Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Paul Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Junior Wyatt, Micaville, N. C. 

CONCORD— Pastor, Rev. James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Ronald Parker, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Truly Parker, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Oscar Hensley, Micaville, N. C. 

CRABTREE— Pastor, Rev. Charles J. DuVall, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Coy Boone, Micaville, N. C. 
Music Director — Haskel McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianists — Mrs. Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C, and Miss Ruth 
McCurry, Micaville, N. C. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor, Rev. Earl Blankenship, Weaverville, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. J. B. Thomas, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. J. B. Thomas, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. J. B. Thomas, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Byrl Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Dewey Hoilman, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist — Glenda Robinson, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Organist — Ila Kay Robinson, Green Mountain, N. C. 

ELK SHOALS— Pastor, Rev. Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Leslie Proffitt, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Vanice Harding, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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FAIRVIEW— Pastor, Rev. Bill Buchanan, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk — Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Essie Barlet, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Roy Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor, E. K. Baker, Drexel, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Alice Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Bud Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Mrs. Ruby Lee Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Walter Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

INDIAN CREEK— Pastor, Rev. James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk— W. L. Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mrs. Ada Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

IVY GAP— Pastor, Rev. Edd Penland, Rt. 5, Asheville, N. C. 
Clerk— Myrtle Fender, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Loretta Briggs, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Ray Chandler, Weaverville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mary G. Chandler, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Pianist — Linda Ann Chandler, Weaverville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Nelson Chandler, Weaverville, N. C. 

JACKS CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Howard Buchanan, Rt. 3, Bakers- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk— John Duncan, Rt. 4, Box 309, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— John Evans, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Music Director — Clarence Laws, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianists — Barbara Evans and Shelba Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Ethel Laughrun, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — C. L. Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH — Pastor, Rev. Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. J. E. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 

T. U. Director — Carrie Passmore 

Choir Director — Mrs. Ralph Byrd, Pensacola, N. C. 

Pianist — Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 



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MT. MITCHELL— Pastor, Rev. R. R. Arrington, 1535 Bostic St., 
Marion, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Pauline Carroll, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Connie Pritchard, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Shelby Carroll, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

MT. PLEASANT— Pastor, Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Glen King, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
W M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Pianist — Peggy Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Choir Director — Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor, Rev. Charles J. DeVall, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk— E. C. Rogers, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Luther Lawhern, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Betty Jo Robinson, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Music Director — Brown Wyatt, Micaville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Rev. Arthur Thomas, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Treasurer — Roy Lyle, Green Mountain, N. C. 

S. S. Supt. — Enzy Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

T. U. Director — Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Choir Director — Patricia Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Pianist — Miss Teresa Lee Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — John C. Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor, Rev. Harlan Ramsey, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Kinnie Ray, Rt. 1, Asheville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— J. B. Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Sammie McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Ernest Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PRICES CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Harold Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Edrus Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mrs. James Burleson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — James Burleson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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RIVERSIDE— Pastor, Rev. Jay Riddle, Morganton, N. C. 
Clerk— Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

SHOAL CREEK— Pastor, 

Clerk— Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Grace B. Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Hope Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Pursey Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor, Rev. Bill Williams, Rt. 3, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk— Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Velma Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Cora Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres. — Mrs. Missouri Hensley, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres. — Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
R. A. Director— Ronald Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Charlene Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Frances Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Lewis Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

WINDOM — Pastor, Rev. Lee Woody, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Andy Brown, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Dillard Wilson, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. George Gouge, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Estella Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Jay Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Ray Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Melba Presnell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

ZION— Pastor, 

Clerk — Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Treasurer — Boyd Laws, Green Mountain, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Frank Evans, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director — Jena Vel Laws Blevins, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Pianist — Jackie Fox, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — J. W. Hughes, Green Mountain, N. C. 



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LIST OF MESSENGERS 

BALD CREEK— H. G. Hensley, Andrew Edwards, Arthur Edwards, 
Arnie Pate, Rex Mcintosh, and George Lewis. 

BLUE ROCK— Ossie Geouge, Gather McMahan, and Arvil Thomas. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Mrs. Sol Harris, Mrs. Mollie Silver, Mrs. Luther 
Robinson, Mr. Luther Robinson, W. M. Banks, and W. M. 
Westall. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hensley, Mrs. Henry Silver, 
and Mrs. Tom Carroll. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. Sallie Butner, 
Mrs. B. R. Penland, Mrs. W. Z. Robertson, Mrs. Plato Penland, 
A. F. Bryson, Mrs. A. F. Bryson, Mrs. Coy Sparks, Cecil Hil- 
liard, H. G. Bailey, Mrs. C. B. Trammel, Mrs. M. D. Bailey, Mr. 
Molt Hensley, Mrs. J. R. Bailey, Mrs. I. E. Clevenger, and Mrs. 
Dixon Bailey. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Mrs. Gladys Banks, Mrs. Helen Gregory, 
and Mrs. Addie Allen. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Addler Phillips, Fonzo Whitson, Eulus Ben- 
nett, Nancy Edwards, Hazel Hensley, and Nellie Bennett. 

CANE RIVER— Harvie Phoenix, Billie Ray Bailey, Johnny Robert- 
son, Crate Higgins, and Bill Ball. 

ELK SHOAL— Wilkie Randolph, Bill Shepherd, Alec King, Cloyd 
Haney, Roy Mathis, Vina Profitt, and Gertrude Randolph. 

FAIRVIEW— Cecil Huskins, Charles Barlett, Milt Huskins, George 
Wilson, Mort Huskins, and Dora Huskins. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Rev. E. K. Baker, and Carl Grindstaff. 

INDIAN CREEK— Mr. and Mrs. Grady Robinson. 

IVY GAP — Woodrow Chandler, Ada Shepherd, Ray Chandler, Jess 
Buckner, Mae Wilson, Robbie Ferguson. 

JACK'S CREEK— Mrs. Edd Hunter, Mrs. Ellen Woody, Mrs. Grace 
Duncan, and Miss Florence Fox. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, 
and Mrs. Ruth Wilson. 

MT. MITCHELL— Mrs. Will Wilson, Mrs. Russell Murphy, Mr. Rus- 
sell Murphy. 

MT. PLEASANT— Mrs. Doris Tomberlin, Miss Madge Carter, Nell 
Shepherd, Mrs. Peggy Bailey, and Brady Bailey. 

PLEASANT GAP— Fred Ray, Julia Hall, Edna Jones, Fonz Hughes, 
Maggie Harding, and Hughie Harding. 

PLEASANT GROVE— John C. Woody, Elmer Sparks, Yates Ran- 
dolph, Ray Lyle, Vah Johnson, Martha Sparks, and Joy Letter- 
man. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mrs. Bill Buckner, and Mrs. Annie Shepherd. 
RIVERSIDE — Mack Mcintosh, Francis Anglin, Wilma Duncan, Ar- 

vie Hall, Leona Bailey, and Omega Mcintosh. 
SHOAL CREEK— Lee Dulaney, Mrs. Julia Jones, Mrs. Maude Du- 

laney. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Rev. Bill Williams, Missouri Hensley, Annie 
Autry, Velma Shuford, Ronald Shuford, and John Griffin. 

WINDOM— Clate Wheeler, Will Beaver, and Zeke Hensley. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Gladys Laws, Kate Sparks, Yates Laws, Ann 
Howell, Edna Gail Sparks, Jacky Laws, and Patsy Presnell. 



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ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 

Paul Ballenger, P Black Mountain, N. C. 

James Beaver Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Richmond Bennett, O. M Burnsville, N. C. 

Bill Blevins Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Arthur Boone Green Mountain, N. C. 

Troy Boone, O. M Micaville, N. C. 

Monroe Bradford Micaville, N. C. 

Charlie Chrisawn Micaville, N. C. 

Emory Edwards Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

C. C. Fisher Mars Hill, N. C. 

Rom Grindstaff Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Cloyd Haney, O. M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

J. E. Hensley Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Theo Letterman Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Edward McFalls, O. M Marion, N. C. 

Biss McMahan Micaville, N. C. 

Charlie McMahan Micaville, N. C. 

Frank Phillips Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Barnett Ray Marion, N. C. 

Ellis Ray Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Elzie Ray, O. M Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Harold Ray, R Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Lida Ray, O. M Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Edd Riddle Rt. 6, Morganton, N. C. 

Andy Robinson Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Arnold Robinson Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Carl Sparks Green Mountain, N. C. 

Russell Thomas, R Burnsville, N. C. 

Carl Wheeler Burnsville, N. C. 

Claude Wilson Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Dilliard Wilson Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

J. C. Wilson Micaville, N. C. 

Arthur Woody Green Mountain, N. C. 

Arthur Wyatt, O. M Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Ralph Young Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 



BALD CREEK— 

Mr. Doctor Pate (Deacon), Mrs. Floyd Edwards, Mr. S. C. Ed- 
wards 

BOLEN'S CREEK— 

Mrs. B. B. Penland, Mr. H. W. Spears 

BROWN'S CREEK— 

Mr. Edd Whetstine (Deacon), Mr. Fred Webb 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— 

Mrs. R. W. Ramsey, Mr. S. Troy Ray, Mr. Ed King, Mrs. J. H. 
Wilson, Mrs. Jane Wray, Mrs. Florence Hunter, Mr. R. A. King, 
Mrs Mollie Bostain, Mr. J. R. Bailey 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— 
Mr. D. C. Cassida 

CANE RIVER— 

Mr. Wade Phoenix, Mrs. Walter Smith 

CRABTREE— 

Mrs. Minnie Boone, Mr. Willard Silver, Mrs. Troy Boone 

DOUBLE ISLAND— 

Mr. Jake Robinson, Mrs. Anna Presnell 

ELK SHOAL— 

Mr. Frank Randolph, Mrs. Silas King 

FAIRVIEW— 

Mr. Shirl Huskins 

IVY GAP— 

Mr. Charlie Buckner, Mr. Jimmie Shepherd, Mrs. Minnie Shep- 
herd, Mrs. Polly Metcalf, Mr. Reece Wilson 
JACK'S CREEK— 

Mr. Brantley Briggs, (Deacon) 
LAUREL BRANCH— 

Mrs. Orphia Riddle 
MT. MITCHELL— 

Mrs. Walter Loftis, Mr. Richmond Wilson 
MT. PLEASANT— 

Mr. Oscar Ferguson, Mr. James Mcintosh 
PLEASANT GAP— 

Mr. George Hall (Deacon), Mrs. Maude Gardner, Mrs. Abbie 

Wyatte, Mrs. James Jones 
PLEASANT GROVE— 

Mr. Robert Jarrett 
SHOAL CREEK— 

Mrs. Amonia Jones 
WINDOM— 

Mr. Cleophas Hughes, Mr. David Buchanan, Mr. Clong Briggs 
ZION— 

Mrs. Margaret Fox Laws, Mr. W. T. Martin 



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PROCEEDINGS 

MORNING SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15TH 

The Reverend E. J. Hall, Moderator, called the Eighty-Fifth 
Annual Session of the Yancey Baptist Association to order at Cane 
River Baptist Church on Thursday morning, August 15th, 1963, at 
ten o'clock. 

The program, with "Christ — For the World" as the theme was 
presented to the association and adopted as outlined by the Ex- 
ecutive Committee. 

The congregation, led by Miss Janice Lanford, sang, "This Is 
My Father's World." 

The devotional was led by Miss Sara Hensley and the Rev- 
erend M. H. Kendall led in prayer. 

The report on Christian Education was read by Miss Sara 
Hensley and adopted by the association. 

Mr. Sam O'Neal spoke on Training Union work. 

Roll call of the churches was made with 114 members present, 
representing 19 churches. 

A letter of appreciation from Mrs. Roy Pate, former clerk of 
the association, was read by the moderator. Mr. H. G. Bailey 
moved that the letter be printed in the minutes and this motion 
carried. 

The following committees were appointed by the moderator: 

Resolution Committee: Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Mrs. Fred Shu- 
ford, and Mrs. Peggy Bailey. 

Place and Preacher: Reverend J. E. Hensley, Mr. Clate Wheel- 
er, and Mrs. Ed Hunter. 

Ordination: Reverend Ralph Mumpower, Mr. Gus Peterson, 
and Mr. Ted Mathis. 

Reception of new churches: Reverend C. C. Fisher, Mr. Cecil 
Hilliard, and Mrs. Lawrence Hall. 

Miss Janice Lanford sang a solo, "So Send I You." 

The Reverend M. H. Kendall, pastor of Cane River Baptist 
Church, brought the message of the morning. 

Following a prayer of thanksgiving by the Reverend Bill Wil- 
liams, pastor of South Estatoe Church, the session adjourned for 
lunch. 

AFTERNOON SESSION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15TH 

The afternoon session was opened with the congregation sing- 
ing, "The Kingdom is Coming". 

The devotional was brought by the Reverend Fred Harrell, 
pastor of West Burnsville Baptist Church. 

The Royal Ambassador report was read by Miss Laura Mae 
Hilliard and adopted by the association. 

Reverend Arthur Thomas read the report of the Annuity 
Board. It was adopted by the association, and the Reverend Guy 
Cain spoke on the work of this board. 

The Sunday School report was given by the Reverend A. Z. 
Jamerson and adopted. 



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The report of the American Bible Society was read by Miss 
Laura Mae Hilliard and adopted. 

Miss Janice Lanford led the congregation in the singing of 
"Jesus Shall Reign". 

Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh gave the report of Woman's Missionary 
Union and Miss Janice Lanford spoke to this report, after it was 
adopted by the association. 

The Temperance Report was read and adopted. 

Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson read the report of the Resolution Com- 
mittee. 

The moderator appointed the following committees: 

Executive Committee: Reverend Lee Woody, Reverend Bill 
Williams, Mr. Monroe Mcintosh, and Mrs. Henry Silver. 

Nominating Committee: Mrs. E. J. Hall, Mr. Dawson Briggs, 
Mrs. Burl Maney, Mrs. Fonz Whitson, and Mrs. Buster Riddle. 

Watson Fund: Reverend C. B. Trammel, Mr. Harvey Phoenix, 
and Mrs. Harold Harris. 

The motion was made by the Reverend A. Z. Jamerson for the 
Association to go on record as being opposed to the establishment 
of an ABC store in Burnsville. The motion carried and the Rev- 
erend Jamerson was requested to draw up this resolution for pub- 
lication in the local newspaper. 

After the closing prayer by the moderator, the Reverend E. J. 
Hall, the session was adjourned. 

MORNING SESSION, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH 
ZION CHURCH 

The morning session opened with the congregation singing, 
"When I Survey The Wondrous Cross". 

Mr. Guss Peterson, chairman of the constitution committee 
brought the following recommendations: 

Motion by Brother Uranus Hall, seconded by C. P. Randolph, 
that Article II be changed to read, "The annual meeting of the 
Yancey Baptist Association shall be held in one church on Thurs- 
day after the second Sunday in August, and that a night session 
be held in a different church on the night of the same day, and 
that all business be finished in these two sessions. 

Add the following to Article VI: A — All leaders and officers 
in the Association shall be active members in their local churches. 

Mrs. Charles Tomberlin made a motion to amend the above 
recommendation to include an additional morning session on Fri- 
day. The motion carried. 

The devotional was brought by the young people of Zion 
Church with Mrs. Lloyd Hylemon, leading. 

The hospital report was given by Miss Madge Carter and 
adopted. Dr. W. K. McGee, Denominational Relations Director of 
North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Inc., told of the work of the hos- 
pital at Winston-Salem. 

Mrs. M. D. Bailey read the Homes for The Aging report and 
it was adopted. Mr. W. A. Poole spoke on his work as superintend- 
ent of these homes. 



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The report on Children's Homes was given and adopted. Mr. 
Vernon Sparrow spoke to the association about this work. 

The Reverend John Knight, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church 
in Asheville, described the work of the North Carolina Baptist 
Foundation. 

The roll call of the churches was made with 93 members rep- 
resenting 17 churches. 

The moderator recognized new pastors in the association. They 
are: Reverend Bill Buchanan, pastor of Fairview, and Reverend 
George Gouge, pastor of Young's Chapel. 

Mr. Ted Mathis sang the Girls' Auxiliary Anniversary Hymn, 
"Arise, Shine". 

The message of the morning was brought to the association 
by the Reverend A. Z. Jamerson, pastor of Bolen's Creek Church. 
His subject was "To All the World". 

The meeting was adjourned for lunch with the moderator lead- 
ing in prayer. 

AFTERNOON SESSION, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH 

The afternoon session was opened with the hymn, "Christ For 
The World". 

The Reverend J. E. Hensley, chairman of the Place and Preach- 
er Committee gave the following report: The Place and Preacher 
Committee submit this report on place and preacher: 
Preacher — Reverend Ralph Mumpower 
Place — 1st day, Bolen's Creek 

Night Session, West Burnsville 
2nd day, Fairview 
This report was adopted by the association. 
The devotional was brought by the Intermediates of the associ- 
ation, with Mrs. Charles Tomberlin leading. 

Mr. J. V. Angel, Professor of Religion at Wake Forest College, 
spoke on Christian Education. 

Mr. Fritz Hemphill, director of Fruitland Preacher's School 
told the association about the work that is carried on by this school. 

Mr. Guss Peterson gave the report on Christian Literature, and 
after it was adopted, Mr. Marse Grant, editor of Biblical Recorder, 
spoke. 

The Bible School report was read by Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 
and adopted. 

The Bible School anthem, "Be Strong In the Lord", was sung 
by the Juniors and Intermediates of the association, led by Miss 
Janice Lanford. Following the anthem, the Juniors sang, "I Have 
Decided to Follow Jesus". 

The report of the nominating committee was read and adopted. 
The following officers were elected: 



The closing message was brought by Mr. B. M. Tomberlin. 
After a prayer by the moderator, the session adjourned. 



Moderator 

Associate Moderator 
Clerk 



Reverend E. J. Hall 
Reverend Bill Williams 
Mrs. Jess Styles 



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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION REPORT 

In the fall of 1962, 9,189 boys and girls were enrolled in the 
Baptist Colleges in North Carolina. We are anticipating a greater 
enrollment than this for the fall term 1963. 

Of special interest this year was the fact that Campbell Col- 
lege graduated its first senior class. Mars Hill will be graduating 
its first senior class in 1964. 

The advancement of our program of Christian Education con- 
tinues to be made possible through the gifts of the local churches 
through the Cooperative Program. So in the year ahead may we 
each and everyone continue to give generously through our Co- 
operative Program. As we give let us remember that the faculty 
members and those who work in our colleges need our prayers 
and our cooperation. 

We are more strongly convinced than ever that the denom- 
inational colleges play their most vital role in their production of 
Christian leadership, not only in Christian vocations, such as the 
ministry, missions, evangelism, music and religious education, but, 
it is contributing vital leadership through laymen who are serving 
in many capacities in local communities. 

As we count our blessings and rejoice over the good that we 
gain from our denominational colleges we must not fail to see 
some of the hardships and the needs of our colleges and our young 
people. 

I think that the following facts are great challenges for our 
Christian higher education today: 

1. The challenge presented by the plight of modern youth who 
are desperately trying to find the meaning of existence in a 
world which elders did not know, a world teetering on the 
brink of atomic destruction on one hand and staggering under 
the burden of military training on the other. 

2. The challenge of Christian leadership in a world which for the 
past several years has watched an alarming decline in the num- 
ber of men and women committing themselves to the Christian 
vocation. 

3. The challenge of liberty and individual freedom and dignity 
in a world which has witnessed a dehumanization of man on 
every level. 

4. The challenge of a culture which has radically changed from 
Christian to non-Christian in practice and world view. 

5. The challenge of high academic standards and competent 
teaching. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley 



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TRAINING UNION REPORT 

"Be ye witnesses" — how can we be without adequate train- 
ing? To be best able to carry out Christ's command, we must be 
enrolled in a Training Union. Therefore, a church is under obliga- 
tion to provide this training for its members. 

The report from the churches indicate that 13 of the 32 
churches reported a Training Union with an enrollment of 696 and 
an average attendance of 435. These Training Unions are doing 
a fine job, and we rejoice in this. 

Seven observed Youth Week. This is one of the major activi- 
ties sponsored by the Training Union in cooperation with the Sun- 
day School. Does this not stab our hearts as we realize our re- 
sponsibility to those who will be leading tomorrow and who need 
to be living abundantly now? 

Would you let me suggest some goals for the coming year? 

1. Three new Training Unions organized. 

2. Every Training Union sponsoring Youth Week. 

3. Every Training Union giving special emphasis to winning 
the lost. 

4. Every Training Union providing for a week's study using 
approved books, 

5. An associational Youth Night with an attendance goal of 
250. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 
Training Union Director 

To the YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION: 

Many thanks to the Association and all those that had a part 
in the Beautiful Flowers and Nice BIBLE that were sent to me 
last year while I was in the hospital during the Association. 

I will read and cherish the Bible for many years to come. 

Best wishes for a good Association and God's continued Bless- 
ings. 

Yours in His service, 
Mrs. Roy Pate 

ROYAL AMBASSADOR REPORT 

Jesus told the parable of the shepherd who sought the "one 
lamb" lost. How much — shepherds seeking for "unenlisted boys" 
are needed on this mountain side! 

Only four churches report one or more Royal Ambassador or- 
ganizations, with sixty-three members. Think of all the boys who 
need to be found and brought into "the fold" of mission education 
and activity. 

We are grateful for the work being done, however, is not Jesus 
saying, to all of us, "Lift up your eyes, look on the fields, white 
unto harvest." 

To study the plan of work for a Royal Ambassador Chapter 
brings a conviction concerning its importance in the life of a boy 
and of a church. 



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Prayer, study of the Bible, and missions, clean and helpful 
living, the bringing of the tithes and offerings into the storehouse 
— these and many other desirable convictions and Christian action 
come to be a part of the boy who is active in a Royal Ambassador 
Chapter. Think of what is lost by the boys not enrolled. Pastors, 
parents, members of our churches, do we not feel the urge to say, 
"Lord, here I am, use me!" The now existing organizations need 
to be strengthened and new organizations organized. 

Will we with God's help, do just this? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold Harris 

ANNUITY BOARD REPORT 

More than $41 million have been paid in relief and annuity 
benefits by the Annuity Board since its beginning in 1918. Last year 
these benefits totaled more than $3 million, and were paid to more 
than 4,500 ministers and denominational workers or their families, 
who were members of a retirement plan, and to approximately 750 
on the relief rolls. 

The Southern Baptist Protective Plan now provides a special 
death benefit for all members, both ministers and denomination 
workers, under 40 years of age. It covers both natural and acci- 
dental death. 

As of April 1, 1963, there were 15,964, or 49% of the total 
churches in the Southern Baptist Convention participating in the 
Annuity Board's retirement program for their pastors. Total mem- 
bership in all the Board's retirment plans is approximately 25,000. 

God loves His preachers, their families, as He loves all people. 
God loves them all the way. He wants them cared for as long as 
they live. This Protection Plan makes it possible for all of us to 
have a share in doing God's will in our relationship to His preach- 
ers. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Arthur Thomas 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

"Outreach for the unreached . . . Spearhead for Evangelism" 
sets out both the mission and the method of church action. The 
church is divinely ordained and commissioned to serve as the 
agency through which Christ reaches out for men. 

The church through its Sunday School not only feeds and nur- 
tures its members in the study of God's Work but expresses itself 
in planned activity to reach out after the unsaved. The Sunday 
School has the commission to go and it has the organization to 
carry out this commission. With this organization dedicated to the 
will of God we could take this association for Christ. 

This organization has enrolled 3,369 at this time, with an av- 
erage attendance of 2,095. This is less than one-half of our church 
roll. 

If our people seem to have lost interest in the church, can it be 
because the church has lost interest in people? The Sunday School 
should take the responsibility of teaching God's Word and apply- 
ing the truth to every level of its understanding. 



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We only had nine churches that had the January Bible Study 
Week this year. The most important purpose of the Sunday School 
is to lead men to Christ through the study of His Word. It is not 
only needed to reach the unreached but those of us who are 
reached need it to warm our own hearts to our personal responsi- 
bility of winning the lost. 

With every call from God there comes a call to prepare. In 
preparation for the past year's work we only had three churches 
that observed Preparation Week. 

We have been given a good program of action: 

1. Go Find (Luke 15:4) 

2. Go Prepare (Mark 6:39, 40) 

3. Go Compel (Luke 14:23) 

4. Go Teach (Matthew 28:19) 

5. Go Tell (Mark 5:19) 

6. Go Strengthen (Luke 22:32) 

All of this action should be taken by your Sunday School, dur- 
ing the year beginning October the first. This is today's challenge. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. Z. Jamerson 

Sunday School Superintendent 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY REPORT 

The American Bible Society is an active partner of Southern 
Baptists in the great missionary task of sharing Christ with the 
whole world. All people must have the Bible because it presents 
Jesus Christ. All people must have the Bible in his own language. 
The American Bible Society publishes without note or comment 
and distributes without profit. 

During 1963 the Society reported that some part of the Bible 
had been published in 1,202 languages, the full Bible in 228 but 
still faces the task of translating the Scriptures into 1,000 more 
languages. The work has been extended to forty additional coun- 
tries and had an overseas distribution of almost seventeen million 
volumes. Scriptures were distributed by chaplains to our Armed 
Forces and Veterans' Hospitals, to people with different language 
backgrounds, victims of disasters, to people in jails and prisons, to 
migrant workers and many more. 

Because the American Bible Society serves mission work, we 
believe it is important for Baptists to give. Has your church given 
this year? If not, please send a gift to the Baptist State Office 
marked for "The American Bible Society", and have a part in this 
great work of sharing Christ with those less fortunate than we. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

REPORT OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

As we make this report, we are mindful of the past year, real- 
izing we have accomplished so little, when so much was needed 
to be done. But we are thankful for the women and young people 
of Yancey Association who have endeavored to be about their 
Father's business. The work has been carried on by regular month- 
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of missionary training. 

There are 8 churches with missionary societies with 144 mem- 
bers. 5 churches have Girls' Auxiliaries with 63 members. Only 
1 church has a Young Woman's Auxiliary with 8 members. 2 
churches report Sunbeam Bands with 40 members. The total en- 
rollment in these organizations is 255. 

Though this isn't as large as it should be, we pray that every 
church in our association may soon have a missionary organization 
thereby meeting the challenge of the Great Commission, "Go ye 
into all the world and preach the gospel." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh 

TEMPERANCE REPORT 

The past year in our Yancey Baptist Association has produced 
no evidence of improvement in the drinking problem. All the 
evidence indicates a greater use of liquor and beer. From the 
number of empty beer cans and liquor bottles found in parking 
places and along our highways, you would conclude that every- 
one is drinking. If we could see the empty beer cans and liquor 
bottle that go out in the garbage from the homes each day we 
would truly be alarmed. This destructive and deadly monster is 
knocking on all our doors and traveling upon our highways, bring- 
ing trouble, sorrow, pain, suffering, poverty and death to people in 
every walk and station in our society. 

The forces in favor of liquor, through our Senator and Rep- 
resentative, have been successful in getting local legislation passed 
in the 1983 Session of the General Assembly of North Carolina call- 
ing an election in the Town of Burnsville, the County Seat of 
Yancey County, for the establishment of a liquor store. How can 
we better the liquor problem by providing more liquor? For the 
sake of liquor revenue, are we willing to swap dollars for the lives 
and souls of men and women, boys and girls and place burdens 
upon generations yet to be born? 

The use of beer and liquor is a sin denounced and condemned 
by the Holy Word of God. A true Christian cannot support this 
evil and sin. We are responsible to God for our acts and deeds. 
This we cannot escape. We know it is wrong to use beer and 
liquor. We must teach this to our children and pray that they will 
not yield to the temptation. We Christian adults who are aware 
of the sin and destruction of liquor and beer must oppose it in 
every way possible. Every Christian in Yancey County, regard- 
less of denomination, should use their influence in the coming elec- 
tion in the Town of Burnsville against the establishment of a liquor 
store and pray to God that same will be defeated. The soul of one 
person saved from this monster of death and destruction is worth 
more than all this world. What will you give in exchange for your 
soul? Christian, it is a time for right decisions and actions against 
this great sin that is about to engulf us. 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. P. Randolph 



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REPORT OF RESOLUTION COMMITTEE 
First Day 

To be received so cordially and to know that adequate prep- 
aration had been made to insure a good day, brings deep satis- 
faction to all who are attending the annual session of the associa- 
tion. The beautiful sanctuary gave to us a feeling of reverence 
and peace within. 

We are deeply grateful for those who planned the program 
ind those who so efficiently participated. It is our prayer that the 
inspiration and information gained today will go with us as we 
go to be more dedicated Christians, making Christ known to all 
the world. 

It is difficult to express as we would like to our appreciation 
for the good meal. We know much love and effort went into its 
preparation and we have never had a better one served. 

We will leave saying, "It has been good to be here", and we 
are grateful to God for this day. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Chairman 
Mrs. Sidney Bailey 
Mrs. Fred Shuford 

REPORT ON BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

As we come to see benevolent side of our churches in this 
Association, the Baptist Hospital is of the utmost importance. Def- 
initely, "the opportunity of serving persons created in the image 
of God is a high and holy privilege." 

We as Baptists should salute with pride this institution, as it 
celebrates its fortieth anniversary. It opened in 1923 as an eighty 
bed, five story institution serving the sick in general. Now it is 
one of the South's outstanding medical centers. 

The Mother's Day Fund makes it possible for those who can- 
not pay to have the care they need. This is our missionary pro- 
gram to help those sick in body, mind, and spirit in our great hos- 
pital. Let us be sure not to confuse this with the cooperative 
program. The latter helps pay for buildings, purchase equipment, 
and support the Department of Pastoral Care. 

In our Yancey Association, the Mother's Day offering for 1963 
exceeded that of last year by sixty six dollars and sixteen cents. 
($66.16). Five churches gave at least one hundred dollars or more, 
but five did not contribute. 

I should like for the pastors and messengers of the churches 
with the three highest offerings to stand as I call your names and 
amount. 

Bolen's Creek $176.20 

South Estatoe 150.00 

Windom 140.16 

May I take this opportunity to thank each pastor and his 
church for the support and cooperation? By your contributions, 
you have proven that when your people know more about the 
hospital, they give more. Your support is a worthy expression of 
Christian concern. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Madge Carter 



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NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR THE AGING 

God has blessed the ministry of our North Carolina Baptist 
Homes in a wonderful manner during the twelve years of our op- 
eration, and the past year has been filled with His goodness. 

We are now able to serve 160 residents in our four Baptist 
Homes — the Hayes Home and Resthaven in Winston-Salem, the 
Albemarle Home, at Albemarle, and the Hamilton Home, at Ham- 
ilton. 

In June of 1962, the doors of the lovely new Hamilton Home 
were opened to the first residents, and the halls have been ring- 
ing with laughter and the happiness of the residents there since. 
This beautiful facility has greatly lengthened and strengthened the 
arm of our total ministry, and has already brough much joy to our 
Baptist people in Eastern North Carolina. We are looking forward 
to the day in the future when the arm of compassion can be ex- 
tended to reach and serve more of our aging people in Western 
North Carolina. 

The greatest single need is for more space continually. Today 
there are 160 people waiting for admission, from all areas of our 
great State, and it is an heartbreaking experience to keep these 
dear people waiting who so urgently need to come. 

The average age among our residents is 80. Our youngest 
resident is 65, and our oldest resident will be 102 in July. Between 
this age span, we are seeking to meet almost every conceivable 
life need of the individual. Each person, in an atmosphere that is 
distinctly Christian, is surrounded by love, peace, and security. 
Perhaps one of the greatest single contributions that is made is 
the nursing care that is given in the event of illness. The resident 
is assured that he will receive tender loving care in sickness as 
well as in health. Years are literally added to the life of a per- 
son in our care, we feel. 

The tie with our Baptist people and our Baptist Churches is 
a blessed one indeed. We are continually dependent upon the 
prayers, the visits, the loving concern, and the financial support of 
our people. The two most vital media of support from the churches 
are the Special Day Offerings, received on the third Sunday of 
February each year, and the Homes' share in the Cooperative Pro- 
gram. Inasmuch as we receive only 1 3/10% of the State Con- 
vention's share of the Cooperative Program, or $7.92 out of each 
$1,000.00 contributed through the Cooperative Program, we shall 
have to continue to look to the Special Day Offerings for the 
greater part of our support from the churches. 

North Carolina Baptists have given a good account of their 
stewardship in their ministry to the aging during these years of a 
wonderful beginning, and we have the faith to believe that they 
will continue to move forward in this great area of human concern. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. M. D. Bailey 



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REPORT ON CHILDREN'S HOMES 

More children were served by the Baptist Children's Homes 
last year than ever before in the history of the Baptist State Con- 
vention. This was made possible by the interest, prayers and 
giving of Baptists and other friends. The homes are grateful for 
every remembrance — the Thanksgiving offerings, once-a-month 
offerings, Cooperative Program gifts, food, clothing and other 
things. 

We have been reminded for several years of a growing need 
for specialized services for an increasing number of children who 
suffer emotional illness. These services are being provided for a 
limited number of children in a small home at Chapel Hill in co- 
operation with the University Medical Center. 

The needs which are pressing need to be kept on our hearts. 
A familiar plea heard by our workers in these homes are, "Unless 
you can help this child, there is no help for him." 

Chariiy and Children can be enjoyed each week during the 
year for only sixty cents. This publication will keep one informed 
about our child care program and the world mission of our Lord. 

The reports from the churches show that twenty-nine of the 
thirty-two churches remembered the children in our midst who 
are looking to us and other North Carolina Baptists for support. 
Is there a better way to show our love and concern than this? 
Should not next year be able to report Every church supporting 
the Children's homes with gifts and prayers and compassionate 
interest. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin 

THE REPORT OF THE N. C. BAPTIST FOUNDATION, INC. 

Since July, 1962, the North Carolina Baptist Foundation has 
established an office in the Baptist Building with a full-time Ex- 
ecutive Secretary and secretarial help. This is the first time in 
the history of the Foundation that it has engaged in full-time em- 
phases. The activities of the Executive Secretary have been var- 
ied. One of the purposes of the Board of Directors has been to 
carry the message of the services offered by the Foundation to as 
many associations as possible; into as many churches as possible; 
and to as many individuals as he has had the opportunity. These 
contracts have been quite stimulating and it remains to be seen 
what results will accrue from these contacts. 

On June 30, 1962, we reported to you that the assets of the 
Foundation amounted to $303,186.66. The assets of the North Caro- 
lina Baptist Foundation as of June 30, 1963, were $324,256.39. 
Since the close of business last year in June, 1962, the Foundation 
has technically in its control two estates of rather large size. The 
estate of R. Sterling Graves amounts to approximately $440,000. 
The estate of T. F. Pettus is in the neighborhood of $110,000. Both 
of these estates are in the hands of the trustees of the estates and 
for all practical purposes they will be turned over to the Founda- 
tion in the very near future. These two estates will push our essets 
to over $870,000. The Baptist Foundation has emphasized the fact 
over and over again that it exists to serve ALL Baptists. Those 



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who have relatively small amounts of money, personal property or 
other real assets, will find the Foundation is just as anxious to 
serve them as it is to serve the larger estates. It is a fundamental 
belief of the Directors of the Foundation that the Foundation exists 
to serve ALL Baptists. 

The Baptist Foundation Board of Directors and the Executive 
Secretary wish to express their deep appreciation to the various 
organizations, institutions and agencies that have assisted them 
with the promotion of the Foundation program. We solicit your 
continued support and hope that the Foundation will be better 
able, year by year, to render the services for which it was estab- 
lished. 

C. Gordon Maddrey 
Executive Secretary 
N. C. Baptist Foundation, Inc. 

REPORT OF PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 

We, the Place and Preacher Committee, wish to submit the 
following report: 

Preacher — Reverend Ralph Mumpower. 

Place — First Day, Bolen's Creek Church; Night, West Burns- 
ville; Second Day, Fairview. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. E. Hensley 
Clate Wheeler 
Mrs. Edd Hunter 

CHRISTIAN LITERATURE 

What do you read? What do your children read? We become 
a part of what we feed our minds. Children's minds are plastic. 
They retain. They become a part of what they read. Do they 
read trash, mystery stories, popular newstand magazines, romance? 

Why not read something that will improve the mind and make 
us better people? Everytime you read a book you become more 
like the central character in the book. Read good books, become 
good people. The central character in the Bible is Christ, read it 
and become more like Him. Life is too short to waste, and there 
is too much to do. Read Christian Literature — Baptist Literature. 

Baptist Literature is edited by the best people we know. We 
have published literature for all occasions that we should engage 
in and for all ages. Home Life for sick, shut in, and old people 
aid them in their daily living. Home Life plus Open Windows are 
great aids in daily devotions. Graded Literature for all people in 
Sunday School is published by our own Sunday School Board, 
Nashville, Tennessee. Some of our churches are using it effective- 
ly. The Commission informs us of our mission work. It tells us 
who our missionaries are, where they are, and what they do. Royal 
Service for Women's Mission study. 

The Biblical Recorder, our own state newspaper, which has 
literally grown up with North Carolina Baptists. The Baptist 
State Convention organized in 1830, the Biblical Recorder pub- 



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lished in 1833, just three years after the convention was organized. 
It has grown as the convention has grown until today it has 80,000 
subscribers. This is the largest number it has ever had in its 130 
year history. Among the 32 churches in the Yancey Association, 
Burnsville First has a club of 26, Mt. Pleasant has a club of 17, 
Bolen's Creek has a club of 4, plus 22 now being added for its 
Sunday School Officers and teachers, and paid for by the church. 

In its history the Recorder has helped Baptists come together 
and it has informed them. When people know they come together. 
Churches that have the Recorder know its value, but approximate- 
ly half the churches in the state do not have it, approximately 
nine-tenths in Yancey do not have it except the pastors and Sun- 
day School Superintendents who receive it free. As an incentive 
to new churches to organize new clubs the Recorder is offering a 
bonus of two months. This is fourteen months for only $2.50. It is 
believed that once they subscribe to the Recorder, they will con- 
tinue to do so. Pastors and Sunday School Superintendents, who 
receive it complimentary are asked to take the lead in organizing 
new clubs. 

Even better than this bonus plan is the every member Family 
plan for only four cents per week, an investment that pays big 
dividends. 

The Recorder staff is at your service. It stands for all that is 
strengthening Baptists here and around the world. It is worthy 
of your support and prayers. 

Charity and Children keeps us informed about our children in 
the orphanage and in homes that receive aid through the children's 
fund. Mt. Pleasant Church has a club of 15. Mt. Pleasant church 
and Burnsville First take Home Life Magazine. Bolen's Creek 
sends Home Life into every home. 

My Dear Baptist Friends, we can do better, let's do it. May 
we spend our time where it will be worth the most! May we 
choose the best! 

Prayerfully submitted, 
Guss Peterson 

BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

Andrew gave Jesus this information "There is a child here 
which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes." The boy's 
mother had packed his lunch that morning. This boy shared his 
lunch. Using that lunch Jesus fed a multitude. 

There are children here. "What is the potential ability of these 
in our midst? If yielded to Jesus and His power, how many people 
will be fed? Will our churches "pack the lunch" that can be used 
by Jesus and multiplied? 

Nineteen churches of the thirty two in the association pro- 
vided additional Bible teaching through a Vacation Bible School. 
This year 1,184 were enrolled. 

The report reveals an increase in number of schools and in en- 
rollment. We had 3 more schools this year and 194 enrolled. Let 
us not be satisfied with increase and relax, feeling that the job is 
done. The field is still "white unto harvest" as we need to reach 
thirteen more churches this coming year. We can and will report 



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every church with a Bible School next year if we seek God's guid- 
ance, use His power and give of ourselves to the task He has com- 
missioned us to do. 

Let us decide now that each boy and girl in this association 
will be given the chance to serve Jesus as the boy who lived cen- 
turies ago — that as churches we might fill the roll of "Mother" 
in the lives of these "our children". 

"There is a lad here," Andrew said, 
And from his lunch, great crowds were fed; 
He gave the Master all he had, — 
That noisy, normal, happy lad. 
I wonder what his mother felt? 

I think, perhaps, she must have knelt. 
And from her heart — poured forth great joy 
To know that Christ had used her boy. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris G. Tomberlin 
Bible School Director 



REPORT OF RESOLUTION COMMITTEE 
Second Day 

We would give our thanks to the Zion church for the kind hos- 
pitality, the excellent meal, and for the welcome that was given. 

For those who gave us inspiration and stirred us to a greater 
work, as they gave their parts on the program, we are grateful. 

For the young people who made our hearts rejoice, we ex- 
press our thanks also to those who led them. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
Mrs. Sidney Bailey 
Mrs. Fred Shuford 



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CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. — The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Thursday, Thursday evening, and Friday morning after the second 
Sunday in August and shall be with three churches. First day 
with one church, evening session at another church, and the fol- 
lowing morning, with a third church, to be named by the Associ- 
ation. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth in 
this article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: All officers and leaders 
shall be active members in their local churches. 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Associ- 
ational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 27 



4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools, who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Associ- 
ation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union, who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of 
the association and to promote a better understanding of the duties 
of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extens- 
ive use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist 
State Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
j of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 

three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
j serving students attending Mars Hill College. 



28 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session 
of the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associ- 
ational Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 
hands of the Clerks within two months after the close of the As- 
sociation. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



TABLE A. CHURCH AND MEMBERSHIP 



CHURCHES 



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Banks Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek .... 
Brown's Creek .... 
Burnsville : First 
Burnsville : West 
Byrd's Chapel .... 

Cane River 

Clay Mound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Halls Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch .. 

Mt. Mitchell 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove .. 
Pleasant Valley .. 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 

Windom 

Young's Chapel .. 

Zion 

Totals 



3 
2 
6 

120 



.21 150 
... I ...44 
. 1 . 57 
111 171 
31 130 



225 
51 
85 
181 
149 



366 
1571 
154| 
93| 
.301 



174| 540 
76| 233 



190 
291 
163 
100 

20 

42 
196 

71 
.59 

63 
159 



81 16! 



91 
741 
78! 
.....61 1151 
.... II... 63 
... 8| 1951 
31 1211 
81 1081 
31 1001 
12913903' 



179 
253 
34 
98 
201 
318 
268 
251 125 
331 53 
471 89 
831 279 
361 1071 
91. .. 681 
7l| 1341 
531 2121 
70 2361 
1071 1981 
.70! 144| 
751 1531 
201 1351 

I • 631 

1061 3011 
56| 1771 
1041 212 
15! 1151 
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Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 

Burnsville: First 

Burnsville: West 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Mt Plpasant 


South Estatoe 

Totals 



TABLE I. TOTAL RECEIPTS AND LOCAL EXPENDITURES 



CHURCHES 



Bald Creek 

Banks Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek ... 
Brown's Creek ... 
Burnsville : First 
Burnsville: West 
Byrd's Chapel ... 

Cane River 

Clay Mound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Halls Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch . 

Mt. Mitchell 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove . 
Pleasant Valley . 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 

Windom 

Young's Chapel . 

Zion 

Totals 



LOtZ 

575 
1025 
2340 
1375' 
5200! 
35101 
10251 
1160 : 
360 1 
500' 
2642' 
30701 
5641 
891! 
280' 
2371 
869' 
1898' 
849' 
370! 
2925' 
1923! 
720! 
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600' 
647! 
350! 
1530' 
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68901 

8511 
68151 
15591 

3901 

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130! 
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3643! 

244! 
2231! 
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204! 

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9155 
1220 
1267 
4513 
3920 
1119 
1100 
3385 
1122 
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4120 
4665 
2878 
1586 
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TABLE J. MISSION EXPENDITURES 



CHURCHES 



Bald Creek 

Banks Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek .... 
Brown's Creek .... 
Burnsville : First 
Burnsville : West 
Byrd's Chapel .... 

Cane River 

Clay Mound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Halls Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch .. 

Ml Mitchell 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove .. 
Pleasant Valley .. 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 

Windom 

Young's Chapel .. 

Zion 

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520 



486 
130 
3100 
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110 



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31 


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420 




79 


112 


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... 6 


757 


81 



38 
48 
19 



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.. 55 
250 
105 
266 
117 
142' 
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131I....30I 117 1 

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... I ! 251 

80! ! 75! 

294! ' 69! 

63| I 127! 



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mutes 



JJancey (Baptist 
dissociation 



of 

NORTH CAROLINA 
IN ITS EIGHTY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 
1964 

held with 

BOLEN'S CREEK (First Day) 
AUGUST 13th 

WEST BURNS VILLE (Night Session) 
AUGUST 13th 

FAIRVIEW (Second Day) 
AUGUST 14th 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

WEST BURNS VILLE (First Day) 
AUGUST 10th 

JACK'S CREEK (Night Session) 
AUGUST 10th 

BROWN'S CREEK (Second Day) 
AUGUST 11th, 1965 



777 



mutes 

of 

IJancey baptist 
JTLssociation 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 
IN ITS EIGHTY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 
1 9 64 

held with 

BOLEN'S CREEK (First Day) 
AUGUST 13th 

WEST BURNSVILLE ( Night Session ) 
AUGUST 13th 

FAIRVIEW (Second Day) 
AUGUST 14th 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

WEST BURNSVILLE (First Day) 
AUGUST 10th 

JACK'S CREEK (Night Session) 
AUGUST 10th 

BROWN'S CREEK (Second Day) 
AUGUST 11th, 1965 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Page 

CALENDAR: ( Associational activities) 23 

CONSTITUTION 24 

DEAD: (Listed by Churches) 11 

DIRECTORIES: 

Associational 3 

Church 3 

MESSENGERS: (Listed by Churches) 9 

ORDAINED MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 10 

PROCEEDINGS 12 

REPORTS — 

American Bible Society 17 

Baptist Foundation 22 

Baptist Hospital 16 

Children's Homes 20 

Christian Education 15 

Christian Literature 16 

Homes for Aging 21 

Sunday School . 18 

Place and Preacher 13 

Resolution: 

1st Day 18 

2nd Day 23 

r 

TRAINING UNION 19 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL : 19 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 17 

TABLES — 

Historical 27 

Statistical t 28 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 3 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Associational 

Missionary Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 

Moderator Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Associate 

Moderator Rev. Bill Buchanan, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt Ted Mathis, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Executive Committee 

Chairman Dawson Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Children's Home Chm Virgus Anglin, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Education Chm Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Literature Chm Guss Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Evangelistic 

Chairman Rev. Howard Buchanan, Rt. 3, Bakersville, N. C. 
American Bible 

Society Chairman B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mission Chm Mrs. B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 

Temperance Chm Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Chm H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship 

Co-Chairman Fred Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bible School 

Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Homes for the 

Aging Chm Mrs. M. D. Bailey, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Brotherhood Chm W. L. Hullett, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Miss Tensie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Hospital Chm Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. President Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 



CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BALD CREEK— Pastor, Rev. James Beaver, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk— Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Rex Mcintosh, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — Miss Kay Ellen Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director— H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons— H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
BANKS CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Harry Culbertson, Rt. 1, Box 211, 
Asheville, N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — Joyce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 



4 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



BLUE ROCK— Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Patricia Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Gather McMahan, Newdale, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Jimmy Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Sylvia Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Ossie Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal— Mrs. Sylvia Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Will Banks, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Ben Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director — Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Pres. — Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

R. A. Chairman — Ben Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Organist — Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

V. B. S. Principal — Mrs. Royce Lee Howell 

BROWN'S CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Troy H. Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Henry Silver, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Ed Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director— Mrs. Troy Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. W. R. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N C. 

Choir Director — Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist— Mrs. Edward Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Barnett Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

V. B. S. Principal — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor, 

Clerk— Mr. Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mr. Charles Harold Anglin. Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— I. E. Clevenger, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director— Phillip Banks, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres. — Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Pres. — Mr. Guss Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

R. A. Chairman — 

Choir Director — 

Organist — Mrs. Phillip Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 

V. B. S. Principal — Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor, Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Nancy Autry, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Fred Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director — George Murdock, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianists — Barbara Ray and Lavonne Murdock 
Chm. of Deacons — 
Choir Director — 

W. M. U. Pres. — Mrs. Ben Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal— Mrs. Ben Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 



BYRD'S CHAPEL — Pastor, Lee Tester, 1200 Clarborne St., John- 
son City, Tenn. 
Clerk— Mrs. Fonze Whitson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Lark Adkins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Jack Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mary Frances Johnson, Pvt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

CANE RIVER— Pastor, Rev. M. H. Kendall, Box 403, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Clerk — Johnny Robertson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Billy Ray Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — David Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Jeard Ball, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — 
V. B. S. Principal— Mrs. Bill Ball 

CLAY MOUND— Pastor, 

Clerk — Paul Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Paul Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Junior Wyatt, Micaville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Junior Wyatt, Micaville, N. C. 

CONCORD — Pastor, Rev. James Beaver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Truly Parker, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — James Robinson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm of Deacons — Oscar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

CRABTREE— Pastor, 

Clerk — Mrs. Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Charles Adkins, Micaville, N. C. 

Choir Director— Haskel McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — Mrs. Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Hobart Burleson, Micaville, N. C. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor, Rev. Earl Blankenship, Rt. 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. J. B. Thomas, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. J. B. Thomas, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Gary Blankenship, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Pansy Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist — Glenda Robinson, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Dewey Hoilman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

ELK SHOALS— Pastor, Rev. Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Leslie Proffitt, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — 

Chm. of Deacons — Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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FAIRVIEW— Pastor, Rev. Bill Buchanan, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk — Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Bill Buchanan, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Choir Director — Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Ch. of Deacons — Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal— Mrs. Viola Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Mr. Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Alice Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Edward Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Pianist— Miss Roby Lee Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Walter Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 



INDIAN CREEK— Pastor, 

Clerk— W. L. Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mrs. Ada Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

IVY GAP — Pastor, Grady Harris, Alexander, N. C. 
Clerk — Miss Mae Wilson, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Betty Ann Fender, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Ed Chandler, Rt. 2, Box 261, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mrs. Ed Chandler, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Pianists — Mary G. Miller and Brenda Buckner, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Nelson Chandler, Weaverville, N. C. 

JACKS CREEK— Pastor, Rev. Howard Buchanan, Rt. 3, Bakers- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk — John Duncan, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Wilson Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Floyd Laughrun, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Clarence Laws, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianists — Barbara Evans and Shelba Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— C. L. Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Ethel Laughrun, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
V B. S. Principal — Mrs. Howard Buchanan, Rt. 3, Bakersville, 
N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor, Rev. Page Lee, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Walter Riddle, Pensacola, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres. — Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Pensacola, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal— Rev. Barnett 



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MT MITCHELL— Pastor, Charles Willis, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Pauline Carroll, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Walter Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Shelby Carroll, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Rev. Charles Willis, Marion, N. C. 

MT. PLEASANT— Pastor, Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh. Cane River, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Cecil Bennett, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C 
W. M. U. Pres. — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Pianist — Peggy Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Choir Director— Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal— Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor, 

Clerk— E. C. Rogers, Micaville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Luther Lawhern, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — Betty Jo Robinson, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Choir Director — Brown Wyatt, Micaville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor, Rev. Arthur Thomas, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Roy Lyle, Green Mountain, N. C. 

S. S. Supt. — Enzy Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

T. U. Director — Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Choir Director — Patricia Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Pianist — Miss Teresa Lee Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — John C. Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 

V. B. S. Principal — Mrs. Lucille Lyle, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor, Rev. Harlon Ramsey. Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Kinnie Ray, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Claude Carroll, Weaverville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Bobby Thomas, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Brenda McCurry, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Earnest Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal— Rev. Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, N. C. 

PRICES CREEK— Pastor, Frank English, Madison, N. C. 
Clerk— Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mosco Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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RIVERSIDE— Pastor, 

Clerk— Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons— T. K. Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

V. B. S. Principal— Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

SHOAL CREEK— Pastor, 

Clerk— Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Grace B. Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Hope Hughes, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Pursey Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor, Rev. Ralph Mumpower, 325 Wilson 
Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 
Clerk— Fred Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Velma Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Lewis Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Lou Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres. — Mrs. Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres. — Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Lewis Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal— Mrs. Lou Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

WINDOM— Pastor, Rev. Lee Woody, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Andy Brown, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Freel Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal — Rev. Lee Woody, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Pastor, Rev. George Gouge, Bakersville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Estella Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — Jay Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — 

Pianist — Patsy Presnell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

ZION— Pastor, Rev. Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk — Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — Boyd Laws, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Violet Hilemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist — Jackie Fox, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Worley Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal — Gene Hilemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 



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LIST OF MESSENGERS 



BALD CREEK— Andrew Edwards, Arnie Pate, Rex Mcintosh, 

Arthur Edwards, Mrs. Sarah Garland, Mrs. Vearl Hensley. 
BLUE ROCK — Mrs. Pauline McMahan, Mrs. Una Mae Weatherman, 

Rev. Lloyd Glenn. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— Luther Robinson, Harold Harris, Mrs. Nick 

Huskey, Mrs. Luther Robinson, Mrs. W. B. Hensley, Mrs. Mol- 

lie Silver. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. Hattie Silver, Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Mr. 
and Mrs. Bill Laeffler, Jonathan Robinson, Barnett Ray, Doro- 
thy Ray. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mrs. Sallie B. Butner, Mrs. Herschel Hol- 
combe, Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. B. R. Penland, Mrs. Plate Pen- 
land, Mrs. Frank Lewis, Mrs. Coy Sparks, Mrs. M. D. Bailey, 
Mrs. I. E. Clevenger, Mrs. Phillip Ray, Mrs. W. Z. Robertson, 
G. B. Woody, Floyd Bryson, Guss Peterson, Rev. Ralph Young, 
B. R. Penland. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Miss Hope Wilson, Miss Lavonne Murdock, 
Mrs. Helen Gregory, Mrs. Addie Allen, Mrs. Glenna Gardner, 
Mrs. Nancy Autrey. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Britt Holloway, Jack Hensley, Adler Phillips, 
Eulus Bennett, Fonzo Whitson, Maxine Wilson. 

CANE RIVER— Walter Smith, Mrs. T. H. Phoenix, Mr. and Mrs. 
Burl Maney, Mr. and Mrs. Crate Higgins. 

ELK SHOALS— Rev. Niram Phillips. Hoyt King, Alec King, Cloyd 
Haney, Bis Randolph, Hiram Higgins. 

FAIRVIEW — Cecil Huskins, Mack Huskins, Lawrence Cook, Rev. 
Billy Buchanan, Charles Bartlett, Mable Buchanan, Viola Shu- 
ford. 

HALL'S CHAPEL — Rev. and Mrs. Arnold Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. 
Carl Grindstaff . 

IVY GAP — Woodrow Chandler, Nelson Chandler, Sammy Briggs, 
Tommy Buckner, Ronnie Chandler, Sandra Buckner, Brenda 
Buckner. 

JACK'S CREEK— Molt Hensley, Burnie Hunter, Mrs. Beuna Hunt- 
er. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Mrs. 
Ralph Byrd. 

MT. MITCHELL— Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. 

Shelby Carroll, Mrs. Perna Effler. 
MT. PLEASANT— Madge Carter, Susan Hensley, Doris Tomberlin, 

Thelma Hall, Delia Bennett. 
PLEASANT GAP— Fred Ray, Fons Hughes, Zella Buchanan, Julia 

Hall, Edna Jones. 

PLEASANT GROVE— John C. Woody, Yates Randolph, Martha 
Sparks, Lucille Lyle, Van Johnson, Madge Bryant. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mrs. Frances Arrowood, Mrs. Bill Buckner, Mrs. 
J. H. Wilson, Mack Ledford, Burl Austin, Mrs. Miller Ledford, 
Mrs. Ralph Towe. 



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RIVERSIDE — Mrs. Roy Duncan, Mrs. Max Fox, Mrs. Rotha Bailey, 
Mrs. Carl Mcintosh, Mr. Jack Hensley, Mr. Calvin Gortney. 

SHOAL CREEK— Nina B. Young, James R. Young, Lee Dulaney. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mrs. Cora Rector, Mrs. Missouri Hensley, Mrs. 
Ramon Autrey, Mrs. Madelyn Gibbs, Mrs. Elna Harrison. 

WINDOM— Rev. Lee Woody, Will Beaver, Mr. and Mrs. Zeke Hens- 
ley. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Yates Laws, Gladys Laws, Ray Robin- 
son, Patsy Presnell, Ann Smith, Sue Tollie. 
ZION — Alice Bailey, Reba Hilemon, Elzie Foxx, Pansy Foxx. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 

Ballenger, Paul Black Mountain, N. C. 

Beaver, James Burnsville, N. C. 

Bennett, Richmond Burnsville, N. C. 

Boone, Arthur Green Mountain, N. C. 

Boone, Troy Micaville, N. C. 

Bradford, Monroe Burnsville, N. C. 

Chrisawn, Charlie Micaville, N. C. 

Edwards, Emory Burnsville, N. C. 

Fisher, C. C Mars Hill, N. C. 

Haney, Cloyd Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Hughes, Jesse Green Mountain, N. C. 

Letterman, Theo Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

McMahan, Bis Micaville, N. C. 

McMahan, Charlie Micaville, N. C. 

Ray, Ellis Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Ray, Elzie Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Ray, Harold Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Ray, Lida Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Riddle, Edd Rt. 6, Box 110, Morganton, N. C. 

Robinson, Andy Burnsville, N. C. 

Sparks, Carl Green Mountain, N. C. 

Wheeler, Carl Burnsville, N. C. 

Willis, J. C Micaville, N. C. 

Woody, Arthur Green Mountain, N. C. 

Wyatt, Arthur Burnsville, N. C. 

Young, Ralph Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

MINISTERS, ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

Phillips, Frank Green Mountain, N. C. 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK— 

Mrs. Ida Hensley, Mrs. Myrtle Hensley, Mr. Claude Wilson, Mr. 
Robert Shehan. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— 

Mr. C. P. Randolph (Deacon), Mr. Molt Hensley, Mrs. Laura 
Mcintosh, Mrs. J. G. Fox, Mr. Thomas Jones, Mrs. Bertha 
Thompson, Mrs. G. C. Huskins. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST — 

Mrs. Ida Hughes, Mr. Charles Brown, Mrs. Ben Franklin, Mr. 
D. C. Cassada. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— 
Mr. Nealy Bailey. 

CANE RIVER— 

Mr. T. H. Phoenix (Deacon), Mr. T. R. Robertson, Mr. Samp 
Hensley. 

I ELK SHOAL— 

Mrs. Lizzie Mcintosh, Mr. Gilbert Randolph. 

FAIRVIEW— 

Mr. Lonnie Ballew, Mr. J. W. Autrey. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— 
Mrs. Cora Wilson. 

IVY GAP— 

Mrs. Rena Wilson, Mr. Bill English, Mr. R. C. Angel. 

JACK'S CREEK— 

Mr. Lester Bailey (Deacon), Mrs. Hester Honeycutt. 

MT. MITCHELL— 

Mrs. Bonnie Wilson, Mr. Russell Murphy. 

MT. PLEASANT— 

Mrs. Jane Hensley, Mrs. Polly Mcintosh. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— 
Mrs. Lizzie Styles. 

PRICE'S CREEK— 

Mrs. Curtis Ledford, Mr. Emmett Ledford. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— 

Mr. C. C. Robinson, Mrs. Solon Haney, Mr. Jason Mclntyre. 

WINDOM— 

Mr. Hulan Brinkley. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— 

Mr. Grove Robinson, Mrs. Lizzie Howell, Mr. Jeff Laws. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

THURSDAY MORNING— AUGUST 13. 1964 

1 — The 86th Annual Session of the Yancey Baptist Association 
was called to order by Reverend E. J. Hall, Moderator, at Bolen's 
Creek Baptist Church, on Thursday morning, August 13th, 1964. 

2 — The opening hymn, "Lead On, O King, Eternal" was sung 
by the congregation and led by Miss Janice Lanford. Miss Madge 
Carter was at the piano for this, and the remaining sessions of the 
Association. 

3 — The program, with "Lead On, O King, Eternal"., as the theme 
was presented to the Association and adopted as outlined by the 
Executive Committee. 

4 — The devotional was led by the Reverend Bill Buchanan, 
pastor of Fairview Baptist Church. 

5 — The following committees were appointed by the moderator: 

PLACE AND PREACHER: Rev. Fred Harrell, Mrs. Mollie 
Robinson, and Mrs. R. L. Rector. 

RESOLUTION COMMITTEE: Mrs. B. R. Penland, Mrs. Ila 
Angel, and Mrs. Sol Harris. 

ORDINATION COMMITTEE: Rev. Bill Buchanan, Rev. Arthur 
Thomas, and Rev. Lee Woody. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Rev. Howard Buchanan, 
Cecil Huskins, and Miss Tensie Bailey. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Rev. Ralph Mumpower, Mrs. A. Z. 
Jamerson, Rev. Frank Phillips, and Mrs. Carl Mcintosh. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Jack Mcintosh, Mrs. E. J. Hall, 
Miss Madge Carter, Grady Bailey, and Ted Mathis. 

6 — Roll Call of the churches was made with 132 members pres- 
ent, representing 23 churches. 

7 — The Christian Education Report was given by Miss Sara 
Hensley, and adopted by the Association. Dr. Eugene Poston, Pres- 
ident of Gardner- Webb College spoke following this report. 

8 — The report on Christian Literature was adopted and Mr. C. 
W. Bazemore spoke to the Association on behalf of the Biblical 
Recorder. 

9 — Miss Madge Carter gave the report on North Carolina Bap- 
tist Hospital and the Association approved the adoption of this re- 
port. Dr. W. K. McGee spoke to this report. 

10— — The congregation joined in the singing of "To The Work". 

11 — The message of the morning was brought by the Reverend 
Ralph Mumpower, pastor of Brown's Creek and South Estatoe 
Churches. 

12 — A musical benediction, "Seal Us, O Holy Spirit", was sung 
as a duet by Miss Barbara June Fox and Miss Carolyn Harris, and 
the meeting adjourned for lunch. 



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THURSDAY AFTERNOON — AUGUST 13, 1964 

13 — Miss Janice Lanford led the congregation in the singing 
of "Jesus Shall Reign." The devotion was brought by Reverend 
Page Lee, of Mars Hill College, who is also pastor at Laurel Branch 
Church. 

14 — Mr. Dawson Briggs, chairman of the executive committee, 
was recognized by the Moderator and made the following recom- 
mendations to the Association. 

1 — That all church letters to the Association be mailed 
to Associational clerk by August 1. 

2 — That all officers elected by the Association, includ- 
ing a list of their duties, be added to list now included in 
Constitution. 

3 — That the days of the annual meeting be changed 
from Thursday, Thursday night, and Friday morning, fol- 
lowing the second Sunday in August, to Tuesday, Tuesday 
night, and Wednesday morning following the second Sun- 
day in August in order not to conflict with the meeting of 
Mitchell Association. 

All of these recommendations were approved by the Associa- 
tion. 

15 — The question was raised as to the advisability of the Pres- 
ident of Woman's Missionary Union being nominated by the Asso- 
ciational Nominating Committee and elected by the Association. 
This was left for further discussion by members of Woman's Mis- 
sionary Union when they meet in October. 

16 — The following officers were elected: 



17— "Christ For The Whole Wide World" was sung by Rev- 
erend E. J. Hall, with the congregation joining in the chorus. 

18 — The American Bible Society Report was read and adopted. 

19 — A solo, "Overshadowed", was sung by Miss Janice Lanford. 

20 — Following the adoption of the Report of Woman's Mission- 
ary Union, Miss Miriam Robinson, Executive Secretary of Woman's 
Missionary Union of North Carolina, spoke to the Association. 

21 — The Report of the Resolution Committee was read by Mrs. 
Ila Angel and adopted. 

22 — The Reverend Fred Harrell, chairman of the Place and 
Preacher Committee gave the following report: 

Preacher — Reverend Howard Buchanan. 

Place — 1st Day, West Burnsville: Night Session, Jack's Creek; 
2nd Day, Brown's Creek. 

This report was adopted by the Association. 

23 — The session was adjourned with a musical benediction by 
Miss Susan Hensley. 



Rev. A. Z. Jamerson 
Rev. Bill Buchanan 
Mrs. Jess Styles 



Moderator 

Associate Moderator 
Clerk 



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THURSDAY NIGHT — AUGUST 13, 1964 
West Burnsville Church 

24 — The Thursday night session opened with the congregation 
singing "O For a Thousand Tongues To Sing." The devotional was 
brought by the young people of the Association under the direction 
of Miss Janice Lanford, Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Miss Wanda Rob- 
ertson, and Miss Sara Hensley. 

25 — The Sunday School report was given by the Reverend A. 
Z. Jamerson and adopted. 

26 — The Training Union Report was adopted by the Associa- 
tion. 

27 — Mr. Guy Cain spoke briefly on the work of the Annuity 
Board. 

28 — The Vacation Bible School Report was given by Mrs. 
Charles Tomberlin and adopted. 

29 — "We're Marching to Zion" was sung by the congregation. 

30 — The message of the evening was brought by the Reverend 
Robert Melvin, Chaplain at Mars Hill College, and Interim Pastor 
of First Baptist Church, after which the meeting was adjourned. 



FRIDAY MORNING — AUGUST 14, 1964 

31 — The final session of the 86th annual meeting of Yancey 
Baptist Association was held at Fairview Baptist Church. The 
meeting was opened with the singing of "The Kingdom Is Com- 
ing." The Reverend Bill Buchanan, pastor of the host church, 
brought the devotional. 

32 — The Report of the Nominating Committee was read by 
Mrs. E. J. Hall, Chairman, and adopted by the Association. 

33 — A new pastor in the Association, Reverend Arnold Rob- 
inson of Hall's Chapel Church, was recognized by the Moderator. 

34 — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard read the report on Children's 
Homes and it was adopted by the Association. Dr. W. R. Wagoner, 
general superintendent, of North Carolina Baptist Children's 
Homes, spoke to this report. 

35 — Mr. Peyton Brown spoke of the work of North Carolina 
Baptist Foundation and it was voted to include this report in the 
minutes of the Association. 

36 — A solo "I Surrender All" was sung by Mr. Ted Mathis. 

37 — The closing message of the Association was brought by Dr. 
Julian Hopkins, secretary of the Department of Evangelism. 

38 — The session was adjourned with a musical benediction by 
Diane and Wanda Robinson. 



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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION REPORT 



"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that 
needeth not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth." — 
(Bible) 

From the office of the Council on Christian Education comes 
the report that our seven Baptist colleges enrolled more than 11,000 
students for the last school year. 

During the past twenty-five years North Carolina Baptist col- 
leges have enjoyed a phenomenal growth. The total property value 
of the colleges exceeds $60,000,000. These colleges have graduated 
almost 50,000 students. Of special interest to our churches is the 
fact that enrolled in these seven colleges are 426 young men and 
women studying to be pastors, missionaries, directors of religious 
education, and leaders in church music. 

The Cooperative Program is the vital lifeline of our colleges. 
The income through this program represents an endowment of 
$33,000,000 without which not a single North Carolina Baptist Col- 
lege at the present could meet the standards for accreditation. If 
these colleges were not accredited students could not enter the 
ministry or prepare for a single profession. 

The ties which bind these colleges to the Convention are not 
primarily financial. The true ties which bind us together are to be 
found in the Bible, in our history, and what we believe as Baptists 
is our mission in the world. Ours is a covenant relationship. 

The Council on Christian Education is most grateful for the 
support of the Brotherhood in promoting the Christian Education 
Day emphasis for this year, also for the emphasis on the church 
related vocational workers, and for the splendid response in the 
offering. This Council is now engaged in a self-study which in- 
cludes the basis for Christian education, the objectives of a Chris- 
tian college, the responsibility of a Christian teacher, and the place 
of worship in the campus life. 

As we review this council report, could we not ask ourselves 
the question, what am I doing for these seven Baptist Colleges in 
our state? Or, what are we, the members of Yancey Baptist Asso- 
ciation, doing to promote a higher education for our youth through 
the support of our Baptist colleges? 

Yes, we so often tell our young people to "Study to shew thy- 
self approved unto God," but do we provide for them the best 
Christian education that is possible to send them out to be the 
leaders of tomorrow, to win the lost, and to bring a lasting peace 
on earth for all mankind? 

The colleges would like to take this opportunity to express 
through the Association to our Baptist Churches a genuine appre- 
ciation for the support which is making possible the continued op- 
eration of these colleges. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley 



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1964 REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATIONS OF THE 
BIBLICAL RECORDER 

In the modern world nothing stays around very long that 
doesn't have some definite purpose and mission. The BIBLICAL 
RECORDER, now 131 years old, grows in strength and stature be- 
cause its course is fixed upon the primary purpose of service to 
the Baptists of North Carolina. 

Never has there been a day when the Christian witness was 
more needed in dealing with the problems of the world. The 
church at work in the world needs all the information and insight 
it can get. Our democratic form of church government is founded 
upon the belief that people will do the right thing when properly 
informed. To help Baptists fill these needs, the RECORDER seeks 
to do the following: 

1. TO INFORM. Baptists cannot properly do until they prop- 
erly know. With special attention to the interests and needs of 
Baptists in this state, the RECORDER staff gathers, sifts and pub- 
lishes significant news from as many sources as possible. It keeps 
abreast of the important activities of the State Convention and its 
agencies and institutions. As much as possible, news from the 
wider circles of the Southern Baptist Convention and the entire 
Christian world is presented. 

2. TO INTERPRET. Increasingly it is becoming necessary 
for responsible publications to help readers understand the mean- 
ing of events. The reasons are many. Daily the world becomes 
more complex and events and personalities become more entangled. 
Most people face such a flood of information and propaganda from 
every direction that it is hard to sort out the important things, set 
them in proper context and understand them. With the resources 
of full information, close contact with denominational leaders, pas- 
tors and others, plus many years of experience, the RECORDER 
seeks to say something about the meaning of events as well as re- 
porting them. 

3. TO INFLUENCE. Like the individual Christian, a Baptist 
paper has a responsibility to let its light shine in the world. A 
long record of service, integrity and courage has earned respect 
for the voice of the RECORDER both within and without the de- 
nomination. Proper use of that voice, lighted by the New Testa- 
ment and conscience, is both a service and a sacred trust. Take 
the lead in seeing that every family in your church receives the 
RECORDER. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Guss Peterson 

REPORT ON NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

The trustees and administration of our Baptist Hospital have 
expressed their appreciation for the interest and concern our 
churches have shown in the ministry of the hospital. In behalf 
of thousands of people who cannot pay for the skilled care received 
at the Medical Center, they express their thanks for our Mother's 
Day gifts which made this service possible. The hospital is serving 
more sick people than ever before in its history. The hospital re- 



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ceives a share of our cooperative program money, which helps to 
support the Department of Pastoral Care and provide equipment 
and facilities required for work in the hospital. The Mother's Day- 
Fund provided by our churches is the only means the hospital has 
of bridging a wide gap between the funds available and the cost 
of caring for those who need services and cannot pay. If the Bap- 
tists in this Association are informed of the work and great need, 
will they help provide the necessary means? Pastors and church 

| leaders, please lay this upon the hearts of your members. It is a 

I greatly needed and wonderful ministry to which Jesus gave him- 

| self without reserve. 

Now let us look at our own record. Some churches in our 

| Association have a budget set up which they maintain. Three 

j churches gave last year but not this year; three churches did not 
give either one. Twenty-six churches who gave increased three 

j hundred twenty-four dollars and six cents ($324.06) over last year. 

j To whom shall I express appreciation? To each of you who see 
the need, have been a patient, or want to help another. You have 
my gratitude. May we not be satisfied until we have done our best. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Madge Carter 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY REPORT 

A basic principle for missions and evangelism has been epc- 
I pressed in these words: "In every missionary advance the Bible 
goes forward first." If the people of the world are to know Jesus 
Christ, they must have the Bible. 

Everyone needs the Bible in his own language. In most coun- 
tries of the world a multitude of people cannot afford a Bible so 
someone must translate it into their language, publish it, and get it 
into their hands. This is the work of The American Bible Society, 
and it is an active partner of Southern Baptists in their world-wide 
mission program. The American Bible Society ministers to the 
men and women in service by supplying to the chaplains without 
charge, New Testaments, complete Bibles, and any other Scripture 
volumes needed for distribution. 

A work as worthy as this demands our support. We would 
urge all our churches to make an offering to the American Bible 
Society during the new associational year. Please send your gift 
to the Baptist State office marked for "The American Bible So- 
ciety," and have a part in this great work of sharing Christ with 
those less fortunate. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

REPORT OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

We have 8 W. M. U.'s with a total of 151 members. 

2 Y. W. A.'s with 10 members. 
6 G. A.'s with 24 members. 

3 Sunbeam Bands with 28 members. 

The Coronation Service for members of Girls' Auxiliary was 
very impressive. At this time 4 girls were crowned queen. One 
girl was crowned queen-in-service. Also there were girls in each 
step. 



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Our annual meeting was very good. We were privileged to 
have Mr. Zeb Moss as our speaker. His inspirational message gave 
us a desire to continue working to further the cause of missions 
throughout the world. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh 



REPORT OF RESOLUTION COMMITTEE (First Day) 

Today has been a good day. The church was ready for us and 
the program showed careful planning and prayer. 

We were blessed as the speakers spoke for God to our waiting 
hearts. We will carry much information and inspiration with us 
as we go. 

This church surely made us feel at home and very welcome. 
It is our feeling that this was as good a meal as we have had or 
will have. 

To all who have had a part in providing for us the blessings 
of this day, we express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. B. R. Penland 
Mrs. Herman Angel 
Mrs. Sol Harris 



SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

In 1964-65 the emphasis of the Sunday School is, "Helping a 
Church Fulfill its Mission" through: 

1. Teaching the Biblical Revelation 

2. Leading members to worship 

3. Reaching all prospects. 

Let us look at this in the light of our records this year: Last 
year you had enrolled 3,369 in Sunday School with an average 
attendance of 2,095. Your record this year shows 3,238 enrolled 
in Sunday School which is a loss of 131. Your average attendance 
this year is 2,129, a gain of 34. 

This should be a revelation that would drive Yancey Baptists 
to their knees and to their feet to go out in the highways and 
hedges to seek those that are unreached and unchurched. 3,903 
church members have not enrolled one new member in twelve 
months, and we are just causing 34 more Sunday School members 
to be faithful to his commitment. 

If the 32 Baptist Churches of Yancey County would gain one 
member a month for the twelve months of this year, we would 
gain 384 members for Sunday School. Our work is unfinished. 
With a great heritage back of us, with all of God's favor to encour- 
age us, our hands once again must take up with renewed vigor the 
task of reaching people with God's message both at home and 
abroad. This thing of reaching people is not a matter of mechanics 
— it requires every aspect of dedication and spiritual resource, and 
is basic to carrying out all the functions of a church. 

We believe Yancey Baptists will reach people in greater num- 
bers, if churches will strengthen, challenge and use the Sunday 
School properly. We could have 2,304 new members receiving 



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teaching and experiencing worship by 1970, if each church would 
reach one new member a month. 

Let us commit ourselves to the task and to an effective strategy. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. Z. Jamerson 

Sunday School Superintendent 

ANNUAL TRAINING UNION REPORT 

These are exciting days for the ministry of Training Union. 
Many new ideas, new material, and a new seriousness to our need 
for Christian training are coming to us through our Training Union! 

We had one Associational Officers' Training Meeting. This 
meeting was well attended and helped us do better our job. 

J. D. Silvers of Bolen's Creek Baptist Church participated in 
the Speakers' Tournament. He represented our Association in a 
fine way. 

We have 12 Training Unions in our Association with an en- 
rollment of 592! Our Average attendance is 397. Our goal for 
next year is 15 Training Unions with an enrollment of 650! 

Training Union is so important in the life of a local church. 
Consider its task! There are six major functions: 

1. Interpret the teaching of God's word. 

2. Give orientation to new church members. 

3. Find, enlist and give general training to potential church 
members and leaders. 

4. Train church members to be efficient. 

5. Promote special projects and proper interpretation on the 
work of the church and denomination. 

Think of "the fields white unto harvest" — twenty churches 
reporting no Training Union and only a small percentage of the 
members in the churches with a Training Union enrolled. This 
picture can change. God wills it! The question to be answered in 
the days ahead is — Will we? 

May I urge each of you to study and stay up to date with 
current Training Union materials, especially The Training Union 
Magazine. This is essential in order to know what is going on in 
j; Training Union work. 

Also, may I thank each of you for your prayers, assistance, 
f and support in carrying on the Training Union work. I would like 
' to pledge to you my best during the coming year, and beg you to 
I support and use your Training Union as a means toward a more 
;i effective Christian witness through the local church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson, Associational 
Training Union Director 

BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

How important Bible Study is! Paul to the young man Tim- 
! othy declared that to be an approved workman one must study. 
I Realizing that the young in our midst are our responsibility and 
I that we want them to be pleasing to God, we are under obligation 
j to provide opportunities for study. Would you not agree with me 
I that there is no better place than Bible School? 



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This year we had a clinic which we feel helped us have better 
schools. We are grateful to our State Sunday School Department 
for furnishing five conference leaders and to our own people who 
helped. 

Let us look at the Bible School picture. In the words of the 
Psalmist we would say, "Come, let us reason together." There 
were 17 schools held with 1060 enrolled and an average attendance 
of 864. We are grateful for these schools and from the reports 
they were good schools. One of the thrilling facts reported is the 
number saved in the Bible Schools. Also, we had two Standard 
Schools — Fairview and Bolen's Creek. One other — Mt. Pleasant 
missed The Standard by not having a Nursery. Yet, look at the 
other side — we have 1449 Nursery Children, Beginners, Primaries* 
Juniors, and Intermediates enrolled in the Sunday Schools of our 
Association. This means 386 were not reached for these additional 
hours of Bible Study. Fifteen churches reported no Bible School. 

Is not the challenge ours — if we prayed, worked and planned 
from this hour would the picture be different next year? Let's 
accept the challenge and go on to possess the unpossessed oppor- 
tunities. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris G. Tomberlin 



REPORT ON BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES 

Helping children and young people to grow and develop tow- 
ard Christian maturity is one of the greatest privileges in life. No 
task is more important than helping a child to grow into healthy, 
well-adjusted, responsible citizenship. At the Children's Homes 
we seek to provide the proper atmosphere, encouragement and 
supervision to assure the development of in-born God given powers 
of our children. This is the continuing purpose of your child care 
program. 

Food, clothing, shelter are necessities given every child in the 
Baptist Children's Homes. They receive carefully planned, well- 
balanced and nourishing meals. They have a comfortable and at- 
tractive place in which to live with care and respect to each child's 
personality. 

Of greater importance than material things is the genuine in- 
terest, concern and love given every child by Christian men and 
women on the staff. Many children who have known only heart 
break and tragedy learn to love again — learn to trust in them- 
selves, in adults and in God. They find a measure of self-confi- 
dence and individual dignity because the Homes operate on the 
conviction that every child is precious in the sight of God. 

Jesus devoted a great deal of His time and energy to the needs 
of the underprivileged people of His day. How would you like to 
join Him in our day in making life meaningful and happy for boys 
and girls who have no home and, who for some reason, know not 
the love of mother and father — children for whom the future has 
little to offer? How would you like to help boys and girls who 
have no hope to come under the impact of the saving grace of our 
Lord? How would you like to awaken to fruition the intellectual 
potential of boys and girls who can serve the up-lift of mankind 
and the furtherance of God's Gospel around the world? This can 



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be done as you join hearts and hands with other friends of de- 
pendent children in making a way of life possible for them. 

Genuine appreciation is expressed by those who direct our 
child care ministry for all who support this cause in any way. In- 
come through the Cooperative Program, through the Thanksgiving 
offering and through special gifts are vital to the services which 
are provided those who need our help. 

Financial support for the past year has come from the follow- 
ing sources: 



Most North Carolina Baptists are well acquainted with CHAR- 
ITY AND CHILDREN, official publication of the Baptist Children's 
Homes. This unique newspaper is published each week and goes 
to more than 55,000 subscribers. Well over half the Baptist 
churches in the state receive it in bundles for distribution to the 
members on Sunday. 

See that your church receives CHARITY AND CHILDREN so 
that every family may be better informed about the work of North 
Carolina Baptists, and particularly the program of child care. The 
subscription price is sixty cents per year in bundle form. 



NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR THE AGING 



Our Baptist Homes have just completed their 13th year of op- 
eration and are entering into the 14th year with eager anticipation 
and with much enthusiasm. God has blessed these brief years 
! with an abundance of His love and with the good things of life. 
I Growth has been rapid, the development of facilities amazing, and 
i the need for additional space staggering. We have come from 1 
resident and 1 building, since March of 1951, to 160 residents and 
| 4 buildings in 1964. Today there are 170 people waiting for admis- 
| sion. There are hundreds of inquiries during any given year from 
aging persons who are sick, for whom we cannot care because of 
J lack of bed patient space. We must give an answer to these good 
i people and begin now making plans for a nursing facility that will 
be large enough to receive some of these who are sick, or invalids, 
I at admission. 

The choicest bit of news for 1964 is the development of a 5th 
1 Baptist Home, to be located at Yanceyville, North Carolina. We 
i are hoping to begin construction on this new project during this 

year, and thus, the burden of our hearts will have been relieved, 
I in a measure, by being able to care for 30 additional residents. 

The Home at Yanceyville is the greatest single bequest that has 
\ ever been left for us in our ministry. Enough land at Yanceyville 
1 and money were given to the Baptist Foundation of North Carolina 
{ for us, by the late R. Sterling Graves and his sister Mrs. Sallie 
. Willie Graves Bradsher, to build and equip the Home there. Even 
I so, we will still need to look to our Baptist people for the mamte- 



Cooperative Program .... 
Thanksgiving Offering . 
Once-a-Month Offerings 
All Other 



33 Per Cent 
30 Per Cent 
16 Per Cent 
21 Per Cent 



Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin 



1964 Associational Report 



22 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



nance of this Home and for assistance in supplementing needy res- 
idents who will live there through the years. 

Today North Carolina Baptists are contributing an average of 
$90.00 a month on the cost of care of 90% of the residents who live 
in our four Baptist Homes at Resthaven and the Hayes Home in 
Winston-Salem, at the Albemarle Home and Hamilton Home. This 
support comes through the Special Day Offerings, received in the 
churches on the third Sunday of February each year, through des- 
ignated gifts from church budgets, and through the Homes share 
in the Cooperative Program. These needy residents could not pos- 
sibly be with us, nor could they receive the loving care that they 
do, if it were not for the gifts from our 3400 Baptist churches. 
Earnest heed should be given by each church, therefore, towards 
increasing the amount of Special Day Offerings and designated 
gifts to the Homes. This should be emphasized especially in view 
of the fact that there was a 5% decline in gifts to the Homes dur- 
ing 1963. We will not have an accounting on gifts for 1964 until 
September, but we can only hope that there will be a considerable 
increase. 

Life among the residents these days is most interesting and 
filled with a variety of experiences. The youngest resident cele- 
brated her 66th birthday in January, and the oldest her 103rd 
birthday in July. Some are doing creative writing, others sewing, 
gardening, teaching, painting, and living a good life in general. All 
are praying for a world and its needs. All are expressing thanks- 
giving to God for the people called, "Baptists," and for the happi- 
ness and security of the Homes that our Baptist people are help- 
ing to make possible for them. 

There is nothing to prevent our receiving any needy aging per- 
son, 65 years old and above, who is reasonably well, mentally and 
physically, except lack of space. Let us join our hearts in prayer 
and our lives in dedication that we may give a good account of our 
stewardship in this great area of human concern and give an an- 
swer to as many of these dear people as possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. M. D. Bailey 

THE REPORT OF THE N. C. BAPTIST FOUNDATION, INC. 

In the widest sense Stewardship "is the maximum use of one's 
life for the glory of God and the good of mankind." The North 
Carolina Baptist Foundation, Inc., encourages the Stewardship of 
Current Income in systematic and proportionate giving from cur- 
rent income. The Foundation also encourages the Stewardship of 
Accumulated Possessions by single block giving at infrequent in- 
tervals from accumulated income during one's lifetime and/or at 
one's death. You will note that the Baptists have put the major 
emphasis on the Stewardship of Current Income. The Baptist 
Foundation seeks to put a stronger emphasis on the Stewardship 
of Accumulated Income. There are many ways that the Founda- 
tion assists a person in making his gifts through accumulated in- 
come such as: (1) by living trust, (2) by gift annuity, and (3) by 
bequests in wills. 



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The Foundation also serves by meeting with you and your at- 
torney upon your request in connection with preparation of legal 
documents where the Baptist Foundation is to be involved. The 
Foundation offers services to individual churches, associations, and 
to all of our Baptist agencies and institutions. 

We have been emphasizing the making of Christian wills. We 
have two films, "God's Will Through Yours" and "Treasures In 
Heaven," on Christian will making, which are available to any 
organization upon request. 

C. Gordon Maddrey, 
Executive Secretary 

REPORT OF RESOLUTION COMMITTEE (Second Day) 

We were grateful for the hospitality of the West Burnsville 
Baptist Church as it opened its doors for the evening session. The 
fine group of young people, the reports, and the message combined 
to make it a meeting to be remembered. 

To the Fairview Church we are grateful for a warm welcome 
extended and for all the preparation that had been made by the 
members of this church. We can truly say that this session brought 
this annual meeting to a fitting climax. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. B. R. Penland 
Mrs. Herman Angel 
Mrs. Sol Harris 

CALENDAR 

(Dates suggested by Southern Baptist Convention and State 
Baptist Convention for local churches and those involving associa- 
tional officers to be promoted) 

1964 

October 18 — WMU Annual Meeting 
November 30— "M" Night 

December 12 — Day of Prayer for Foreign Missions 

1965 

February 15 — Training Union Meeting 

March 29 — Sunday School Meeting 

April 19 — Deacons' Meeting 

April 29— Bible School Clinic 

June 4 — GA Coronation Service 

July 19-24 — Sunday School Enlargement Campaign 

August 10-11 — Annual Meeting of Association 

August 30 — Deacons' Meeting 

September 24 — Action Night 

We deeply appreciate the fine work you do and your cooper- 
ative spirit in our effort to get the Minutes out early. 

Thank you, 

Laura Mae Hilliard 



24 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



CONSTITUTION 



Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Tuesday, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning after the sec- 
ond Sunday in August and shall be with three churches. First day 
with one church, evening session at another church, and the fol- 
lowing morning, with a third church, to be named by the Associ- 
ation. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth in 
this article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: All officers and leaders 
shall be active members in their local churches. 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Associ- 
ational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 



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4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools, who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Associ- 
ation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Baptist Training Union, who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of 
the Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties 
of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extens- 
ive use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist 
State Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. Missions Chairman, whose duty is shall be to promote 
mission praying, giving and witnessing throughout the Association 
by working through the organizations. 

17. American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to furnish information about the work of the Society and encour- 

j age a once a year gift from all churches. 

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26 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



18. Evangelistic Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
a constructive program of evangelism. 

19. Pianist, whose duty it shall be to play for annual sessions. 

20. Chorister, whose duty it shall be to direct the singing for 
the annual session and plan for special music as desired. 

21. Temperance Chairman, whose duty it shall be to arouse 
the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Beverage 
Control (ABC) store in the town or county and to render any assist- 
ance to law enforcement officers, that might be needed in enforc- 
ing laws now on books. 

22. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associ- 
ational Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 
hands of the Clerks within two months after the close of the 
Association. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



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Table A — CHURCH AND MEMBERSHIP 



CHURCHES 



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W O 



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Am 



S w 



Bald Creek 

Banks Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek 
Burnsville : First 
Burnsville: West 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Clay Mound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek ..... 
Laurel Branch 
Mount Mitchell 
Mount Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove ... 
Pleasant Valley. .. 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 

Windom 

Young's Chapel ... 

Zion 

Totals 



1844 
1944 
1888 
1896 
1901 
1881 
1932 
1887 
1825 
1926 
1888 
1849 
1840 
1888 
1885 
1938 
1871 
1869 
1886 
1807 
1890 
1874 
1905 
1856 
1893 
1853 
1910 
1907 
1896 
1920 
1890 
1800 



11! 

. 41 
4! 
147 1 



24 i 



41 150 
. 44 
79 
178 
150 
365 
170 
152 
. 90 
30 
89 
192 
171 
162 
105 
28 
.41 
197 
.65 
61 
65 
159 



.75 
....7 
.42 
... 7 
.50 
173 
.97 
.25 
106 
.... 5 
. 12 
. 17 
130 
102 
.25 
18 
.46 
83 
34 
... 9 
72 
.53 
.70 
117 



73 

...II. ...711 ... 

! 791 75 

i 1221 20 

I 54 10 

9 186! 1061 292! 
16 1 111' 491 1601 
.... I 1101 1041 2141 

2' 100! 26! 126! 
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225 
.51 
121 
185 
200 
538 
267 
177 
196 
35 
101 
209 ! 
301 ! 
264 
130 
.46 
. 87 



.70! 
137! 
212! 
239 
190 
71 
1541 
142! 
64! 



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23 




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13 




39 


335 





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CHURCHES 



Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek ... 
Burnsville : First 
Burnsville : West 

Cane River 

Fairview 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleaasnt Grove ... 

South Estatoe 

Windom 

Zion 

Totals 



o 

'2 

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"~13 

.5 
...18 
...12 



541 110[ 95 



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43 



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9 

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65 



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82 



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1 


4 


1 


5 


...20 


....12 


.12 


...32 
.23 
...10 
65 


Rurnsville: First 


\ 


5 


1 


5 


2 




10 




13 


South Estatoe 1 














10 


...10 


Totals 


2 


16 


2 


9 


3 


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22 


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CHURCHES 



■g £ 

S3 



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Bald Creek 

Banks Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek ... 
Burnsville: First . 
Burnsville: West 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Clay Mound 

Concord 

Crab tree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch 

Mount Mitchell 
Mount Pleasant ... 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove. ... 
Pleasant Valley... 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 

Windom 

Young's Chapel ... 

Zion 

Totals 



...743 
.500 
.1418 
.3484 
1370 
.4745 
3900 
.975 
.1205 
.385 
.480 



.5200 
...533 
.900 



...187 
.1419 



.730 
648 



.2046 

720 

500 

450 

676 

153 

.1560 
.3120 
.1981 
.1045 
50305 



...453 
...120 
1615 
.360 



300 
120 



93 



240 
300 



3881 



..274 
...218 
1093 
.3740 
...704 
6167 
.1584 
.287 
...701 
.125 
. . .46 
3156 
.4079 
...900 
.1621 

56 

...147 
.1821 
.1137 



.876 
.1745 



359 

...1400 
...295 
22000 

78 

.2313 
.1062 

406 

.... 276 
61534 



.1017 

718 

.2511 
...7677 
...2194 
12527 
...5844 
...1262 
...1906 

510 

...526 
...612? 
...9279 
...1433 
.2641 

336 

334 

.. 3240 
...4157 
.1118 
...1617 
.. 5291 
...4532 
...1079 
...1900 

745 

2267^ 
... 231 
.. 4112 
...4482 
.. 238^ 
1315 
115720 



Table I — MISSION EXPENDITURES 



CHURCHES 


Cooperative Program 


Associational Missions 


Designated : State 
Mission 


Designated: Home 
Mission Board 


Designated: Foreign 
Mission Board 


Designated: Christian 
Education, Schools 


Designated : 
Childi'en's Homes 


Designated: Hospitals 


Designated : 
Homes for Aged 


Other: Bible Society. 
Temperance League, etc. 


Total Mission 
Expenditures 


Bald Creek 


















1 




Banks Creek 














166 


...59 
.50 
245 






225 


Blue Rock 


7 




7 


275 

... 30 
250 
...49 






50 






114 


Bolen's Creek 


.477 
117 
3206 
. 180 


510 
96 
600 
300 


122 


687 
50 
578 

.64 




363 
102 


...80 




2759 
442 


Brown's Creek 




...47 






Burnsville: First 

Burnsville: West 


139 

.50 


...27 


255 
114 
144 


118 

.62 
.80 

....17 


...53 
.30 


.40 


5266 
.849 
.224 

...47 
12 










Cane River 












10 


.20 






Clay Mound 














12 








Concord 






















Crabtree 














41 


... 50 
.50 
.15 




400 


.... 91 
500 
225 


Double Island 

Elk Shoal 


27 








111 




50 
99 
114 




Fairview 

TT ~ T 1 ' ... 










102 


^30 




.273 


Indian Creek 







9 








8 
11 


8 






25 
11 
75 
.305 
.279 
19 


Ivy Gap 














50 


25 
.37 
.30 






Jack's Creek 


75 


.35 


.10 

.. .24 


.... 5 
.26 

110 

.80 


50 




67 


"26 
...10 




Laurel Branch 


.72 
355 


20 


...45 


20 

^50 


.32 
19 
196 
304 




Mount Mitchell ..rr. 


I ... 

480! ...82 




Mount Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 


200 


170 

.41 


.20 


.10 


1673 
345 


Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Valley 


9 


....80 


146 


.33 


124 


.50 


.46 




568 












406 




55 
113 
30 


"60 
30 


.25 
.25 


:::::::: 


.486 
198 
60 
477 
1258 
260 
50 
17116 


Riverside 












Shoal Creek 
















South Estatoe 


204 


1 




4R 




150 


751 





Windom 


... 1 ... 




5171 Sfill 1101 2001 50 




Young's Chapel 

Zion 


! 

■ I ! 




100 


..... ! 123! 37! 

1 1 501 




Totals 


472912041! 523 


825 


3002! 521! 2922 11708! 395! 450 



minum 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 
IN ITS EIGHTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

19 6 5 

held with 

WEST BURNSVILLE (First Day) 
AUGUST 10th 

JACKS CREEK (Night Session) 
AUGUST 10th 

BROWN'S CREEK (Second Day) 
AUGUST 11th 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST (First Day) 
AUGUST 16th 

BOLEN'S CREEK (Night Session) 
AUGUST 16th 

MT PLEASANT (Second Day) 
AUGUST 17th, 1966 



of 

NORTH CAROLINA 
IN ITS EIGHTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

19 6 5 

held with 

WEST BURNSVILLE ( First Day ) 

AUGUST 10th ■ 

JACKS CREEK (Night Session) 
AUGUST 10th 

BROWN'S CREEK (Second Day) 
AUGUST 11th 

NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST (First Day) 
AUGUST 16th 

BOLEN'S CREEK (Night Session) 
AUGUST 16th 

MT. PLEASANT (Second Day) 
AUGUST 17th, 1966 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Page 

CALENDAR: ( Associational activities) 11 

CONSTITUTION 24 

DEAD: (Listed by Churches) 13 

DIRECTORIES: 

Associational 3 

Church ._„. 5 

MESSENGERS: (Listed by Churches) 11 

ORDAINED MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 12 

PROCEEDINGS 14 

REPORTS— 

Baptist Hospital 20 

Children's Homes 20 

Christian Education 18 

Christian Literature 18 

Homes for Aging 21 

Sunday School 23 

Resolution: 

1st Day 17 

2nd Day 17 

TRAINING UNION 22 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 21 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 21 

TABLES — 

Historical .—27 

Statistical 28 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 3 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Associational 

Missionary Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 

Moderator Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Associate 

Moderator Rev. Bill Buchanan, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt. Rev. Harold L. McDonald, Burns ville, N. C. 

T. U. Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Executive Committee 

Chairman Mr. Dawson Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Children's Home Mr. Vergis Anglin, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Education Chm Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Christian Literature Chm Mr. Gus Peterson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Evangelistic Chm Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 

American Bible Society Chm Mrs. Max Fox, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Chm Mr. Jack Mcintosh, Burnsville, N. C. 

Associate Deacon 

Fellowship Chairman Mr. Fred Phoenix, Burnsville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship, 

Sec.-Treas Mr. H. G. Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Missions Chairman .... Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Temperance Chm Mr. B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Bible School 

Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Chm Mr. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. President Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 

Homes for Aging 

Chairman Mrs. M. D. Bailey, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Hospital Chm Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Chorister Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 

Co-Chorister Mr. Ted Mathis, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Burnsville, N. C. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Mr. Dawson Briggs Burnsville, N. C. (Bolen's Creek Church) 

Rev. Harold L. McDonald Burnsville, N. C. (First Baptist) 

Miss Wanda Robertson Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Mt. Pleasant) 

Mrs. Herschel Holcombe Burnsville, N. C. (First Baptist) 

Rev. Fred Harrell Burnsville, N. C. (West Burnsville) 

Miss Madge Carter Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Mt. Pleasant) 

Mr. Wilson Hensley Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. (Jack's Creek) 

Rev. Arthur Thomas Green Mountain, N. C. (Pleasant Grove) 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Chairman; Mr. H. G. Bailey, Mrs. Enzy Letter- 
man, Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, and Mr. Cecil Huskins. 



4 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Superintendent Rev. Harold L. McDonald, Burnsville, N. C. 

Supt. of Training E. F. Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 

Supt. of Enlargement 

& Evangelism Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 

Vacation Bible 

School Supt Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Secretary Mrs. Enzy Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

DEPARTMENT SUPERINTENDENTS: 

Cradle Roll Mrs. Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Nursery Mrs. Robert Hilliard, Burnsville, N. C. 

Beginner Miss Elizabeth Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 

Primary Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Junior Mrs. Max Fox, Burnsville, N. C. 

Intermediate Mrs. Emerson Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 

Young People Mrs. Frank Lewis, Burnsville, N. C. 

Adult Mr. Lewis Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Extension Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

Supt. of Missions Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Moderator Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Group S. S. 

Superintendents Mr. Ed Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Rev. Arthur Thomas, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Mr. Wilson Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mrs. Edris Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist Mrs. Kenneth Robertson, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

TRAINING UNION 

Director Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Associate Director Mr. Phillip Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 

Secretary Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 

LEADERS: 

Nursery Mrs. John Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Beginner Mrs. Ellis Moody, Burnsville, N. C. 

Primary Miss Lodella Duncan, Burnsville, N. C. 

Junior Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 

Intermediate Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Young People Mrs. Roy Lyle, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Adult Mrs. Henry Silver, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Group Leaders: Mrs. R. L. Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mr. Andy Brown, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mrs. Emerson Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mrs. Jean Hilemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Pastor-Advisor Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist Miss Susan Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Mrs. E. F. Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

President Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 

Vice-President Mrs. B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 

Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 

YWA Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

GA Director Mrs. Jess R. Styles, Burnsville, N. C. 

Sunbeam Band Director Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 
Community Missions Chm. Mrs. Lat Fox, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Stewardship Chm Mrs. Viola Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Prayer Chairman Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Mission Study Chm. Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

Yancey Association does not have associational Brotherhood 
officers other than the chairman, Mr. Bill Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 



BALD CREEK— Pastor— Rev. James Beaver, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S, Supt.— Mr. Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — 

Choir Director— Mr. H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— Mr. H. G. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

BANKS CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Harry Culbertson, Rt. 1, Box 211, 
Asheville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Joyce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

BLUE ROCK— Pastor— Rev. Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk — Miss Mary Jo Wetterman, Newdale, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Nancy Huskins, Newdale, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Jimmy Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Sylvia Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Ossie Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor— Rev. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. Will Banks, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. Ben Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director — Mrs. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Pres. — Mr. Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

R. A. Chairman— Mr. Ben Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Mr. Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

Organist — Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

V. B. S. Principal— Mrs. Royce Lee Howell, Canton, N. C. 

Librarian — Mrs. Jimmy Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 



6 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



BROWN'S CREEK — Pastor — Rev. Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Dixie Mayberry, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mr. Henry Silver, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S, Supt.— Mr. Troy Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director— Mr. Ed Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs W. R. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — Mrs. Marjorie Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

V. B. S. Principal — Mrs. Maude Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Barnett Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor— Rev. Harold L. McDonald, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk — Mr. Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Charles Harold Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. I. E. Clevenger, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mr. Phillip Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Recreation Comm. — Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 
Brotherhood Pres. — Mr. Edward Buckner, Burnsville, N. C. 
R. A. Chairman — Mr. Ashton Ramsey, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. James L. Richardson, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Organist — Mrs. Phillip Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal — Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. Missions Comm. — Mr. Herschel Holcombe, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor— Rev. Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 

Clerk — Mr. Emerson Woody, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer— Mr. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. Roy Mcintosh, Burnsville, N. C. 

T. U. Director — Mr. George Murdock, Burnsville, N. C. 

W. M. U. Pres.— Mrs. Ben Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 

Brotherhood Pres. — Mr. Nat Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Mrs. Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — Mrs. Wilson Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons— Mr. W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 

V. B. S. Principal — Mrs. Ben Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL — Pastor — Rev. Sam Pless, Marion, N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Fonze Whitson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mr. Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt. — Mr. Hoover Johnson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director — Mr. Jack Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist — Miss Gyndolen Adkins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 

Church Bus. Adm. — Mr. Fonze Whitson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
CANE RIVER— Pastor— Rev. M. H. Kendall, Box 403, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Clerk — Mr. Johnny Robertson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Billy Ray Bailey, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Mary Ball, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. David Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Billie Jo Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C- 



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Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Alvin Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal — Mrs. David Boone, Burnsville, N. C. 
Church Bus. Adm. — Mr. Burl Maney, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 

CLAY MOUND— Pastor— Rev. Earl Robertson, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Biss McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Hazel Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Junior Wyatt, Micaville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Junior Wyatt, Micaville, N. C. 

CONCORD— Pastor— Rev. Park Whitson, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Truly Parker, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Clarence Parker, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Wilma Styles and Miss Shirley Riddle, Rt. 6, 

Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Oscar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 

CRABTREE— Pastor— Rev. Niriam Phillips, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Hobart Burleson, Micaville, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mr. H. J. McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Hobart Burleson, Micaville, N. C. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Pastor— Rev. Earl Blankenship, Rt. 2, Burns- 
ville, N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. J. B. Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. J. B. Thomas, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Vernon Presnell, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Byrl Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Mildred Presnell and Miss Glenda Robinson, 

Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Dewey Hoilman, Green Mountain, N. C. 

ELK SHOALS— Pastor- 
Clerk— Mr. Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Leslie Proffitt, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — 

Chm. of Deacons— Mr. Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

FAIRVIEW— Pastor— Rev. Bill Buchanan, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk — Mr. Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Ruth Hollifield, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mr. Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. President— Mrs Viola Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Carmen Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal— Mrs. Viola Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 



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HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor— Rev. Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Alice Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Edward Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Robert Gouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Walter Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

INDIAN CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Sam Pless, 220 Blue Ridge St., 
Marion, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. W. L. Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mrs. Ada Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Sam Pless, 220 Blue Ridge St., Marion, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — 

IVY GAP— Pastor— Rev. Allen McKinney, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk— Miss Mae Wilson, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Ed Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Ernest Buckner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Ed Chandler, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Mary G. Miller and Miss Linda Chandler, Rt. 2, 

Mars Hill, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Nelson Chandler, Weaverville, N. C. 

JACK'S CREEK— Pastor- 
Clerk— Mr. John Duncan, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Wilson Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — 

Pianist— Miss Shelba Woody, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
W. M. U. President — Mrs. Ethel Laughrun, Rt. 1, Burnsville, 
N. C. 

V. B. S. Principal — Mrs. Howard Buchanan, Burnsville, N. C. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor— Rev. Ronnie Owen, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Pensacola, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
T U. Director— Mrs. Walter Riddle, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
W M. U. President — Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Pensacola, N. C. 
Choir Director— Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— Mr. Thea Ray, Rt. 6, Pensacola, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal— Rev. Thomas Weeks, Burnsville, N. C. 

MT. MITCHELL— Pastor— Rev. Charles Willis, Marion, N. C. 
Clerk — Mrs. Pauline Carroll, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Walter Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Shelby Carroll, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Rev. Charles Willis, Marion, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Jessie Willis, Marion, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 



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MT. PLEASANT— Pastor— Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
S. S. Supt— Mr. B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. E. J. Hall, Rt 3, Burnsville, N C. 
W. M. U. President — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Ernest Hyleman, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Organist — Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal— Rev. E. J. Hall, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 

PLEASANT GAP— Pastor— Rev. Lyda Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Bill Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. F. M. Hughes, Micaville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Brown Wyatt, Micaville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mr. Tony Wyatt, Micaville, N. C. 
Organist — Mr. Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor— Rev. Arthur Thomas, Green Moun- 
tain, N. C. 

Clerk — Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Roy Lyle, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — Mr. Enzy Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 

Choir Director — Patricia Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Teresa Lee Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. John C. Woody, Green Mountain, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal — Mrs. Lucille Lyle, Green Mountain, N. C. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Pastor— Rev. Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Lena McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Kinnie Ray, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt— Mr. Wayne McPeters, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Bobby Thomas, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Brenda McCurry, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Earnest Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

PRICES CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Frank English, Rt. 3, Mars Hill, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Mr. Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

S. S. Supt.— Mr. Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Choir Director— Mr. Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Pianist— Mr. Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Mack Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chm. Missions Comm. — Mr. Reece Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 



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RIVERSIDE— Pastor— Rev. Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Rotha Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Max Fox, Box 226, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons— Mr. T. K. Riddle, tit. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 

SHOAL CREEK— Pastor— Rev. Erby MeKinney, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Grace B. Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Miss Rebecca Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Pursey Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor— Rev. Ralph Mumpower, 325 Wilson 
Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Fred Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Velma Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Lou Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mrs. Lou Rector, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Lewis Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal — Mrs. James Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

WINDOM— Pastor— Rev. Lee Woody, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mr. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
T. U. Director— Mr. Bill Silver, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Freel Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal — Rev. Lee Woody, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEI^Pastor— Rev. Ted Bras well, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mr. Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
S. S. Supt.— Mr. Jay Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Choir Director — 

Pianist — Miss Patsy Presnell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
Chm. of Deacons — Mr Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal — Rev. George Gouge, Bakersville, N. C. 

ZION— Pastor— Rev. Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Clerk — Miss Joyce Foxx, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Boyd Laws, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Supt. — Mr. Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 
T. U. Director — Mrs. Joan Hilemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Choir Director — Mr. Ward Hilemon, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Pianist — 

Chm. of Deacons — Mr. Worley Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 
V. B. S. Principal — Mrs. Joyce Foxx, Green Mountain, N. C. 



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CALENDAR 

(Activities suggested by Southern Baptist Convention and State 
Baptist Convention involving the local church and association will 
be promoted on designated dates.) 



August 30 1965 WMU Annual Meeting 

Sept. 7 Associational General Officer's Meeting 

Sept. 13 Planning Meeting— (SS, TU, WMU, 

Brotherhood, Church Music Officers) 

Sept. 30 Associational G. A. Meeting 

October 18 Sunday School Meeting 

November 15 WMU Executive Committee Meeting 

December 6 "M" Night 

December 14 G. A. Christmas Party 

January 17 Sunday School Meeting 

February 14 G. A. Valentine Party 

February 21 W. M. U. Executive Meeting 

March 21 Training Union Meeting 

March 25 V. B. S. Clinic 

April Central Training School 

May 13 G. A. Coronation Service 

May 16 WMU Executive Meeting 

June 20 Training Union Meeting 

July 18 Sunday School Meeting 

August 29 WMU Annual Meeting 



MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

BLUE ROCK— Mrs. Pauline MeMahan, Mr. Johnny Thomas, Mr. 
Arvil Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Ossie Gouge. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Mr. and Mrs. Sol Harris, Mrs. Mollie Silvers, 
Mrs. Herman Mason, Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Mr. Luther Robert- 
son. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Mrs. Hattie Silver, Mr. 
Sam Hensley, Mrs. Sam Hensley. 

BURNS VILLE: FIRST— Mrs. Sallie B. Butner, Mrs. Hershel Hol- 
combe, Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. B. R. Penland, Mrs. Mary Ann 
Gibbs, Mrs. Frank Lewis, Mrs. Coy Sparks, Mrs. M. D. Bailey, 
Mrs. I. E. Clevenger, Mrs. W. Z. Robertson, Mr. H. G. Bailey, 
Mr. G. B. Woody, Mr. Floyd Bryson, Mr. Guss Peterson, Mr. 
B. R. Penland, Rev. Ralph Young. 

BURNS VILLE: WEST— Mr. W. L. Hullett, Mrs. Reba Woody, Mrs. 
Thad Bradford, Mrs. Burt Stamey, Mrs. Addie Allen. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mr. Britt Halloway, Mr. Eulus Bennett, Mrs. 
Estella Johnson, Mrs. Hazel Howell, Mrs. Nellie Bennett, Mrs. 
Hazel Hensley, Mr. Jack Hensley. 

CANE RIVER— Mrs. Avis Hensley, Mrs. Verlon Edwards, Mr. Wal- 
ter Smith, Mrs. Bertha Phoenix. 

ELK SHOAL^-Mr. John Mcintosh, Mr. Alec King, Mr. Charlie 
King, Mr. Hiram Higgins, Mrs. Bis Randolph, Mr. Cloyd Haney. 



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FAIRVIEW— Mr. Lawrence Cook, Mr. Charles Bartlett, Mr. Mack 
Huskins. 

HALL'S CHAPEL — Rev. and Mrs. Arnold Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. 
Carl Grindstaff. 

IVY GAP— Ralph Shelton, Woodrow Chandler, Sandra Buckner, 
Mary G. Miller, Mae Wilson, Myrtle Fender, Robbie Ferguson. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mr. James McMahan, Mrs. Walter Riddle, 
Mr. J. E. Wilson. 

MT. MITCHELL— Delia Wilson, Dollie Wilson, Eva Murphy, Perva 
Effler, Bertie Wilson, Jessie Willis, Pauline Carroll. 

MT. PLEASANT— Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Mrs. Edd Hill, Miss 
Vergie Duncan, Rev. E. J. Hall. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Mr. John C. Woody, Mr. Yates Randolph, 
Mr. Dennis Grindstaff, Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Mrs. Lucille 
Lyle, Mrs. Martha Sparks. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mrs. Delia Wilson, Mrs. Bill Buckner, Mrs. Fran- 
ces Arrowood, Mrs. Boyd Shepherd, Mrs. Miller Ledford. 

RIVERSIDE— Mrs. Rotha Bailey, Mrs. Lawrence Hall, Mrs. Fran- 
ces Anglin, Mrs. Carl Mcintosh. 

SHOAL CREEK— Mr. Lee Delaney, Mr. James R. Young, Mrs. Nina 
B. Young. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mrs. Missouri Hensley, Mrs. Ramon Autrey, 

Mrs. Donald Young. 
WINDOM— Mr. Will Beaver, Mr. date Wheeler, Mrs. Jack Griffith. 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Miss Patsy Presnell, Mrs. Sue Tollie, Mr. 

Billy Buchanan, Mr. Vernon Cook, Mrs. Estella Young, Mrs. 

Kate Sparks. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 



Batty, Kenneth, O.M Johnson City, Tenn. (Byrd's Chapel) 

Bennett, Richmond, O.M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Byrd's Chapel) 

Boone, Arthur, O.M Green Mountain, N. C. (Double Island) 

Bradford, Monroe, O.M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Bald Creek) 

Edwards, Emory, O.M Burnsville, N. C. (Bald Creek) 

Haney, Cloyd, O.M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Elk Shoal) 

Hughes, Jesse, O.M Green Mountain, N. C. (Zion) 

Ray, Ellis, O.M Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Price's Creek) 

Ray, Elzie, O.M Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Riddle, Edd, O.M Morganton, N f C. (Cane River) 

Robinson, Endy, O.M Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Bald Creek) 

Sparks, Carl, L.M Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. (Pleasant Gap) 

Wheeler, Carl, L.M Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 

Woody, Arthur, O.M Green Mountain, N. C. (Double Island) 

Wyatt, Arthur, O.M Burnsville, N. C. (Crabtree) 

Young, Ralph, O.M Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. (Burnsville, First) 



NO MINISTERS WERE ORDAINED OR LICENSED THIS YEAR 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BALD CREEK — Mrs. Cora Wilson, Mrs. Carrie Edwards, Mr. Carl 
Estep. 

BLUE ROCK— Mr. R. C. Robinson. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Mrs. Annie Allen. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Mr. Andrew Reed, Mrs. Iva Lefler. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mr. J. E. Huskins. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Mrs. Bertha McFalls. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mrs. Lula Whitson, Mrs. Dock Solomon, Mr. 
Elisha Whitson, Mr. Carl Eystep, Mr. Carl Byrd, Mrs. Hattie 
Hunter. 

CANE RIVER^-Mrs. Alice Byrd, Mr. George Styles. 

CRABTREE— Mrs. Paul Smith, Miss Pearl Boone. 

DOUBLE ISLAND— Mrs. Jennie Thomas, Mrs. Elizabeth Presnell, 
Mr. David Hall. 

ELK SHOALr— Mr. George King, Mrs. Ella Riddle, Mr. Fulton 
Hughes, Mrs. Hiram Higgins, Mrs. Sam Robertson. 

FAIRVIEW— Mr. James Young, Deacon. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Mr. C. C. Robinson. 

INDIAN CREEK— Mr. Grady Robinson. 

IVY GAP — Mrs. Trissie Crowder, Mr. Lee Chandler, Mrs. Bessie 
Chandler, Mr. Wiley Angel. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. Vivian Jamerson, Mr. Elmer Riddle. 

MT. MITCHELL— Mr. George Murphy. 

MT. PLEASANT— Miss Iona Jamerson, Mrs. Althea Pate Bush. 

PLEASANT GAP— Mr. Zeb Hughes, Mr. Bill Buchanan, Mr. George 
Henson. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mr. Thomas Murray Elkins, Mr. James Allen. 
RIVERSIDE— Mr. Lawrence Hall, Mr. Jim Wheeler. 
WINDOM— Mrs. Belle Styles. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL — Mr. Howard Sparks, Mrs. Gertie Howell, Miss 
Maggie Howell. 

ZION— Mrs. Maggie Renfro. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 10TH. 1965 

1 — The 87th annual session of the Yancey Baptist Association 
convened in the West Burnsville Baptist Church on Tuesday, Au- 
gust 10th at 9:50 A. M. The opening hymn "Awake My Soul, 
Stretch Every Nerve," was announced by the moderator, Rev. A. 
Z. Jamerson, and Rev. Bill Buchanan, pastor of Fairview Church 
led the opening prayer. 

2 — A roll call of the churches was taken by the clerk, with 18 
churches being represented, and a total of 120 messengers present. 

3 — The following committees were appointed by the moderator: 

PLACE AND PREACHER: Mr. BiU Hullett, Mr. Will Duncan, 
and Miss Madge Carter. 

RESOLUTION: Mr. Grady Bailey, Mrs. Hattie Silver, and Mrs. 
Charles Tomberlin. 

ORDINATION: Rev. E. J. Hall, Rev. Ralph Mumpower, and 
Rev. Barnett Ray. 

4 — The Rev. Arthur Thomas, pastor of Pleasant Grove Church, 
brought the devotional. 

5— The program, with "AWAKE— WORSHIP AND SERVE,' 
as the theme was presented to the Association and adopted as out- 
lined by the Executive Committee. 

6 — Reverend Jamerson asked all visitors to stand and expressed 
his appreciation for their presence. One new minister in the asso- 
ciation was introduced: Reverend Ted Braswell, who is now pastor 
of Young's Chapel Church. 

7 — Miss Sara Hensley, Christian Education Chairman, present- 
ed the work of the Baptist Colleges to the association, and intro- 
duced Dr. Budd Smith, president of Wingate College who empha- 
sized the need for Christian Education. 

8 — The congregation joined in the singing of "O For A Thou- 
sand Tongues to Sing." 

9 — Reverend Jamerson urged attendance at the further meet- 
ings of the association, and recognized Mr. Bill Hullett, who made 
an announcement concerning arrangements for lunch. 

10 — Reverend Howard Buchanan was introduced and brought 
the annual sermon to the group. His topic was "Christ In Me." 

11 — For the benediction, a musical meditation, consisting of a 
medley of hymns, was sung by Miss Janice Lanford. 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON 

12 — The second session of the annual meeting was opened with 
Psalm 40:11 as the call to worship. The opening hymn "O Worship 
the King" was sung by the congregation, and Reverend Ralph 
Mumpower led in prayer. 



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13 — Officers to serve for 1965-66 were elected as follows: 

Moderator . Reverend A. Z. Jamerson 

Associate Moderator Reverend Bill Buchanan 

Clerk Mrs. Jess Styles 

14 — The moderator called for the report of the Resolution Com- 
mittee and it was read by Mrs. Charles Tomberlin. 

15 — The devotional was given by Reverend E. J. Hall. 

16— Miss Madge Carter, Baptist Hospital Chairman, spoke brief- 
ly about the importance of the Mother's Day Offering and Chaplain 
Lowell Sodoman was introduced and told of the ministry of our 
hospital. 

17 — The North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging's gen- 
eral superintendent, Dr. W. A. Poole, spoke to the association on 
the importance of this work. 

18— ^-The congregation stood and joined in the singing of "Some- 
body Needs Your Love." 

19 — Mr. Marvin Murphree spoke on the work of Baptist Chil- 
dren's Homes of North Carolina and urged the churches to continue 
increasing gifts to Thanksgiving Offering. 

20 — A solo "The Wonder of It All" was sung by Miss Susan 
Hensley. 

21 — The session was adjoined with a musical benediction by 
Miss Janice Lanford. 

TUESDAY NIGHT 

22 — The evening meeting convened at 7:30 p. m. at Jack's Creek 
Baptist Church. Miss Madge Carter, at the piano, set the atmos- 
phere for worship. The opening hymn was "Send The Light." 

23 — The executive committee was appointed by the moderator, 
(See Associational Directory). 

24 — A solo "Beneath the Cross of Jesus" was sung by Miss 
Amelia Penland. 

25 — The devotional for the evening was brought by the Juniors 
and Intermediates of the Association, led by Miss Janice Lanford, 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, and Miss Wanda Robertson. This con- 
sisted of scripture and songs. 

26 — Reverend Howard Knight, missionary to Argentina, brought 
the message of the evening to the association. 

27 — The meeting was adjoined with prayer by the moderator. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING 

28 — The Wednesday morning meeting began at 9:50 at Brown's 
Creek Church* with musical meditation, "Serve The Lord With 
Gladness" was the opening hymn. 

29 — The Resolution Report was given by Mrs. Charles Tomber- 
lin and adopted. 

30 — Mr. H. G. Bailey read the report of the nominating com- 
mittee and the slate of officers was elected as recommended by the 
committee. 



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31 — The moderator appointed the following to serve on the 
nominating committee for next year: Chairman, Mrs. Bruce Bailey; 
Mr. H. G. Bailey, Mrs. Enzy Letterman, Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, 
Mr. Cecil Huskins. 

32 — A motion was made by Mr. H. G. Bailey to grant Miss 
Laura Mae Hilliard, missionary to the association, a month's vaca- 
tion with pay. It was pointed out that Miss Hilliard works many 
hours overtime and in her dedication to her work, has little time 
for rest. The motion carried. 

33 — Reverend Ralph Mumpower, pastor of Brown's Creek and 
South Estatoe churches brought the devotional. 

34 — Vacation Bible School work was discussed by Mrs. Charles 
Tomberlin. 

35 — Due to the absence of the Training Union Director, Miss 
Janice Lanford spoke of the importance of Training Union in our 
churches. 

36 — The Brotherhood Chairman, Mr. Bill Hullett gave a report 
of Brotherhood work in the association. 

37 — Mr. C. W. Bazemore, associate editor of Biblical Recorder, 
spoke on the importance of Christian Literature. He showed the 
congregation a copy of a Biblical Recorder which was 128 years 
old, and pointed out the price is still the same ($.05 per copy.) 

38 — Dr. Herman Ihley, secretary of the Sunday School Depart- 
ment, of North Carolina Baptist State Convention, spoke briefly. 

39 — The congregation joined in the singing of "Open My Eyes." 

40 — The moderator introduced Mr. George W. Stuart, repre- 
sentative of the Sunday School Board from Nashville, Tennessee, 
who outlined the plans of the Sunday School Board for the year. 

41 — Reverend Bill Buchanan, associate moderator, presented 
associational goals for the year to the churches. Goals were set for 
an increase in each organization. 

42 — Mr. Bill Hullett, chairman of the Place and Preacher Com- 
mittee, gave the following report: 

Preacher — Reverend Fred. Harrell. 

Place — 1st Day, Burnsville, First; Night Session, Bolen's 
Creek; 2nd Day, Mt. Pleasant. 
This report was approved by the group. 

43 — A solo "I Would Be True" was sung by Mrs. James Murphy. 

44 — Reverend Harold McDonald, pastor of First Baptist Church, 
brought the closing message of the meeting. He challenged each 
church member to "Go Forth And Serve." 

45 — The session was adjoined with a prayer by Reverend 
Jamerson, followed by a musical benediction sung by Miss Janice 
Lanford. 



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REPORT OF RESOLUTION COMMITTEE (First Day) 

God is so good to His children. Among His blessings is the 
privilege which has been ours in attending the first day's session 
of the Association. 

We would express our gratitude to the hostess church, West 
Burnsville for the excellent meal. We would express appreciation 
for the cordial welcome extended to all by the people of this church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mr. H. G. Bailey 
Mrs. Henry Silvers 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

REPORT OF RESOLUTION COMMITTEE 
(Evening Session and Second Day) 

We would express our gratitude to Jack's Creek Church for 
the cordial welcome given to us for the night session. 

We would express appreciation to the Brown's Creek Church 
and community who have done so much in providing for our needs. 
The meal was very good and a real welcome has been extended 
to all. 

For those who stirred our hearts and challenged our wills as 
they took their place on the program, we are most thankful. Our 
words of appreciation for these days would include our Associa- 
tional Officers of the past year and the Executive Committee, which 
planned the program. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mr. H. G. Bailey 
Mrs. Henry Silvers 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

BROTHERHOOD REPORT 

Three churches reported a Brotherhood — Bolen's Creek, Burns- 
ville, First, West Burnsville. In these three organizations we have 
only forty seven members. 

The above listed churches also report one or more Royal Am- 
bassador Chapters with a total enrollment of forty seven. Think 
about this — thirty-two churches; twenty-nine churches with no 
R. A. Chapter! 

The field is white unto harvest as we have the men and boys 
in our midst. Christ is calling for active service in His army and 
we have an adequate organization for promoting the work. 

We rejoice that Brown's Creek is now organizing a Brother- 
hood and Royal Ambassador Chapter. Let us pray and work that 
other groups may be added. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. L. Hullett 



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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION REPORT 

"Throw out the lifeline" is a phrase from an old familiar hymn 
which all of us have enjoyed singing on many occasions. At this 
time I would like to challenge you to "throw out the lifeline" for 
our Baptist Colleges before they sink beneath the demands of our 
fast changing world. The Baptists of our state must fully support 
our Co-operative Program, which is the vital lifeline of our col- 
leges. The income through this program represents the source from 
which our seven Baptist Colleges are able to operate and meet the 
standards for accreditation. 

Today, as never before, the vast and increasing number of 
young people seeking admission to our colleges has necessitated an 
expansion in buildings on each college campus. 

Since the scope of education has widened so much in the past 
few years and the level of learning has risen so high some of our 
colleges are changing from a Junior College to Senior College. With 
these changes come the need for more faculty members, more ma- 
terials, and a wider educational program. 

During the past school year our seven colleges enrolled more 
than 11,500 students. Of this number approximately 500 young 
men and women are studying to be pastors, missionaries, leaders 
in church music, or some other church-related vocation. From this 
group will come our Baptist leaders for tomorrow. Is this number 
great enough to supply Christian leadership for the future, or do 
we need to double this number? 

May I urge you to learn all you can about our Baptist Colleges 
and the excellent work they are doing. As you learn more — pray 
more and give more so that we can give our boys and girls the 
best. What Baptist schools will be is determined by the concern 
of Baptist people. 

Let us truly say to our young people — "Behold I have set be- 
fore thee an open door" — into a Christian college and a Christian 
education so that you can fulfill the work that our Master calls 
you to do. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley 

CHRISTIAN LITERATURE REPORT 

This is a wonderful time of the year, warm, dry, Baptist Asso- 
ciational time! Time to remind us that we are wasting our time 
with frivolous matters, and leaving undone things of more value, 
like reading, studying and using Christian Literature. Remember 
that Baptist Christian scholars write, prepare and edit the best 
Christian Literature for all ages, sexes and groups of people. 

From our Children's Homes come Charity and Children. The 
Adult Women of Mount Pleasant has a club. Other individuals in 
our churches use this publication. 

Home Life is purchased by Bolen's Creek Church for every 
family. First Baptist and Mount Pleasant provide Home Life for 
the shut-ins. Jack's Creek orders and distributes several copies 
on Sunday morning. 



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Most of our churches use Baptist Literature for the organiza- 
tions of the church — Sunday School, Training Union, Woman's Mis- 
sionary Union, Brotherhood, etc. 

Baptists can get complete coverage of significant meetings 
through the Biblical Recorder, their dependable medium of infor- 
mation for 132 years. One can be an informed Baptist by reading 
carefully this publication. Let's talk money for a moment. The 
average family spends at least 50c to $1.00 a week on newspapers 
with little complaint. And yet, for only 4c or 5c a week, the cost 
of a stamp, the Recorder can come into a home. If your church 
does not have a club, please, see that one is organized. Only four 
people are needed to form a club. Better still, send the Recorder 
to every family under the Church Budget Plan. The Recorder is 
given free to pastors, Sunday School Superintendents. Mount 
Pleasant has the best plan — the every family plan. Bolen's Creek 
buys it for all officers and teachers, Burnsville, First has a club of 
30, West Burnsville and other churches have individual members 
who subscribe to it. Perhaps, there are other clubs in the associa- 
tion not known to the Representative. 

This suggestion — we would like to see each of our churches 
elect along with the other officers a Christian Literature Chairman. 
Please, improve your reading. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Guss Peterson 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP REPORT 

To the annual session of the Yancey Missionary Baptist Asso- 
ciation we make the following report: 

During this associational year very little has been done. There 
have been no meetings and only a little visiting among the deacons 
of the thirty-two churches of the Yancey Association. About fifty 
letters were sent out early in the associational year without a single 
reply. It is hoped that the 1965-66 Associational Year will be more 
active. 

The organization needs to be increased and strengthened by 
having people head up this work who have the time to work out a 
good program for the meetings. There is a need for all the deacons 
to study the book, "Honoring the Deaconship" and many others of 
like subject matter. 

All of our deacons should become fully aware of the high call- 
ing of the office of deacon and prepare themselves by prayer and 
study that we may show ourselves approved unto God a workman 
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. 
If the true spirit of love and truth is the guiding force for all our 
deacons then there will be no divisions among us and the church 
will be able to go forward with the Kingdom's work in a wonder- 
ful and glorious way to the honor of our Lord and Saviour. 

If the proper organization is provided for in this session of the 
association it will be possible to get the fellowship out of the rut 
and into a glorious year of Kingdom service. My prayer is that we 
may apply ourselves unto the work in a manner that will bring 
good results. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. Bailey 



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CHILDREN'S HOME REPORT 

The ministry of child care as provided by N. C. Baptists through 
the Baptist Children's Homes is a ministry of missions, evangelism, 
love and affection, education, conservation and rehabilitation, dis- 
cipline and teaching, and redemption. How privileged we are to 
have a share in this great work! 

During more than seventy-five years care has been provided 
for more than 8,000 children. Today in many places around the 
world because of the work of the Children's Homes there are ma- 
ture, stable, Christian citizens. Support for the Baptist Children's 
Home is now provided largely from three sources — Cooperative 
program, Once-A-Month and Budget Designations, and Thanksgiv- 
ing Offering. Twenty-five churches in our association gave $2,- 
803.00 designated for this worthy cause. 

This record should be better. Let us resolve to pray and work 
that each of the thirty-two churches remember with a designated 
offering the Children's Homes of N. C. during the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

More than 35,000 sick people were seen in the clinics of our 
Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, last year, and more than 
19,000 were hospitalized for bed care. These sick people came from 
all sections of our state, out of all kinds of financial circumstances 
and with almost every type of serious disease and sickness known 
to man. Most of them were sent by their local doctors because 
they had problems which were difficult of diagnosis or treatments, 
and needed specialized facilities and skills such as those found at 
our Baptist Hospital. 

Are you not glad you have a chance to help in such a tremen- 
dous task? Many of you have in your Mother's Day offering. This 
year there was an increase of $136.03 over last year. Thirteen 
churches gave more this year, while eight gave more in 1964. Two 
maintained the same budget both years, and a few contributed 
nothing either year. The churches giving and the amount given 
have both exceeded last year's report. Many people are truly 
grateful but will be unable to express their appreciation. Pastors, 
you have been the most influential ones to bring the needs of your 
people. It has been a high privilege for us in our churches to 
minister in the name of the Great Physician, through our hospital, 
to these multitudes who are sick. It will be a welcome voice when 
the King shall come in His glory and we can hear Him say: "Come, 
ye blessed of my Father; for I was sick, and ye visited me." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Madge Carter 



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NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR THE AGING 

The day that North Carolina Baptists launched a ministry to 
the aging fourteen years ago was a good day indeed. Since that 
time four homes for the Aging have come into being and today we 
have 160 in residence at Resthaven, and the Hayes Home in Win- 
ston-Salem, the Albemarle Home in Albemarle, and the Hamilton 
Home in Hamilton. When the proposed new Home at Yanceyville 
is completed, there will be capacity for 200. The waiting list now 
is 175 and grows almost daily. 

This labor of Christian love and nurture is ours together, and 
we could not operate without the concern, the prayers, and the fi- 
nancial support of our Baptist people. This financial aid from the 
churches comes to us through two vital avenues — the Special Day 
Offering, received on the third Sunday of February each year, and 
the Cooperative Program. Special Day offering receipts for 1964 
were at an all-time high and exceeded $96,000.00. Through these 
gifts we were able to supplement from 80% to 90% of our needy 
residents who could not be with us otherwise. 

As the great heart of the Saviour yearns for all in the various 
areas of human need, we are grateful that He has commissioned us 
to include also a special ministry to aged among us. We have re- 
sponded to His plea, we are giving an answer to Him for these 
elderly people who are very dear to Him, and we pray that every 
church in our association will be very careful to give increasing 
emphasis to this vital ministry. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. M. D. Bailey 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

Another year has come and gone. At this point we have re- 
grets because our work has not grown as we feel it should but with 
gratitude for what has been done. We sense the importance of the 
work promoted through Woman's Missionary Un'on and prav that 
all of us will determine to lay ourselves on the altar to be used by 
God in making 1965-66 a better year. 

This is our report — 

7 Missionary Societies with 119 members. 

3 Young Woman's Auxiliaries with 20 members. 

8 Girls' Auxiliaries with 52 members. 
7 Sunbeam Bands with 68 members. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh 



BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

Bible School is a mighty educational force in the religious 
teaching of our children. This program, is Bible centered including 
Bible study, Bible stories, memorized Bible materials, Bible drills 
and the "living out" of Bible truth. We have periods of worship, 
character building stories, music periods, recreation and handwork . 

18 of the 32 churches in this association with 1034 enrolled 



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became a part of the thousands in the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion who were privileged to obey Paul's challenge to the young man 
Timothy — "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman 
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly diving the word of truth." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

COOPERATIVE PROGRAM REPORT 

With the dawning of the 40th anniversary of the founding of 
the Cooperative Program, a new note of optimism and Advance is 
perceptible among Baptists! , 

It is now a well-accepted fact that the Cooperative Program of 
World Missions is the foundation for our total missionary endeavor 
—that of preaching, teaching and healing in the name fo Christ at 
home and abroad. 

Even as we presently support the work of 2,000 foreign mis- 
sionaries, 2,500 home missionaries, and more than 100 missionaries 
in N. C, Dr. Baker James Cauthen, Secretary of the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention Foreign Mission Board, has challenged us to send 
out 5,000 foreign missionaries in the years immediately ahead! This 
will mean greater sacrifice and greatly increased giving on the part 
of Baptists everywhere! "The Cooperative Program has given sig- 
nificant support to every state and Conventionwide cause — during 
the last sixteen years it has provided more than $100,000,'000 for 
Foreign Mission Program of Southern Baptists. Truly, it IS the 
'life-line' of our total cooperative witness and service." 

We are witnessing our greatest advance in history with 52.27% 
of the southwide Cooperative Program dollar being allocated to 
Foreign Missions. 

We are advancing in our concern for a lost world — more than 
1300 Baptist churches have set goals as a part of the convention- 
wide emphasis to enlist 2,000,000 tithers by October 1966. 

According to available records 11 Churches in the Yancey As- 
sociation during the past year gave a total of $5,248 through the 
Cooperative Program. 21 churches did not share in world missions 
through the Cooperative Program. Let us determine NOW to be 
faithful in worship with tithes and offerings and share regularly 
through the Cooperative Program. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. B. R. Penland 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

The Great Commission of our Lord instructs us as followers of 
His to make disciples of all nations. The best way to teach and 
train disciples of Christ to carry out His Way of Life is through the 
Training Union. 

In the Yancey Association we have 13 Training Unions with an 
enrollment of 663. Our average attendance was 358. 

We had three Juniors from the First Baptist Church, Burns- 
ville, who entered the Junior Memory Work Tournament and were 
declared State Winners. We are proud of these three fine Juniors — 
Janice Hunter, Judith Cornwell, Barry Cornwell. 



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Our M Night and Youth Night were well attended. 

May I thank each of you for your prayers and assistance in 
carrying on the Training Union Work. Let us urge you to support 
and use the Training Union as a means toward a more effective 
witness by those of us who know God as we work in the local 
church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

During the year 1965-66 Sunday School Workers are encour- 
aged to review four Sunday School tasks with the idea that stra- 
tegic advance is needed in our churches. 

Task 1— REACHING ALL PROSPECTS FOR THE CHURCH: 
It would seem wise to put extra time, effort and money into the 
planning to reach people, and in reaching them. 

Task 2— TEACHING THE BIBLICAL REVELATION: Better 
Bible teaching is needed, and more effective learning will reduce 
moral and spiritual problems. This task accomplished will con- 
tribute to definite Christian development. 

Task 3— LEAD ALL CHURCH MEMBERS TO WITNESS 
DAILY: We have taught many important things in our churches 
but more or less we have failed to teach our people to be witnesses. 

Task 4— REACH MORE ADULTS: There is a need to put more 
prayer, time and money into the reaching of this largest unchurched 
group today. We believe if we get the Adults to come, we will get 
the whole family. While the church of tomorrow must march on 
the feet of our youth, the church of today must exist, extend, and 
develop through the adults, their ministry to the youth. 

The superintendents and pastors met this year and are recom- 
mending that the pastors and superintendents meet twice this com- 
ing year to pray and plan for a greater year in our Sunday Schools. 
Also, they recommend that the churches be encouraged to have 
the January Bible Study this year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. Z. Jamerson, Moderator 



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CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Tuesday, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning after the sec- 
ond Sunday in August and shall be with three churches. First day 
with one church, evening session at another church, and the fol- 
lowing morning, with a third church, to be named by the Associa- 
tion. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors of Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member churches. Each Church shall be entitled, to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth in 
this article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. - 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting: All officers and leaders 
shall be active members in their local churches. 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon 
to do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools, who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 



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5. The Director of Baptist Training Union, who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union program in all of the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of 
the Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties 
of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more exten- 
sive use. 

11. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by 
the Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist 
State Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. Missions Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
mission praying, giving and witnessing throughout the Association 
by working through the organizations. 

17. American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to furnish information about the work of the Society and encour- 
age a once a year gift from all churches. 

18. Evangelistic Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
a constructive program of evangelism. 

19. Pianist, whose duty it shall be to play for annual sessions. 

20. Chorister, whose duty it shall be to direct the singing for 
the annual session and plan for special music as desired. 

21. Temperance Chairman, whose duty it shall be to arouse 
the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Beverage 
Control (ABC) store in the town or county and to render any assist- 
ance to law enforcement officers, that might be needed in enforcing 
laws now on books. 



26 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



22. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further, providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associa- 
tional Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 
hands of the Clerks within two months after the close of the 
Association. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



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Jack's Creek 


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Mt. Pleasant 


Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Vallev 


Price's Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 


Young's Chapel 

Zion 

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Beginners 


Primaries 


Juniors 


Intermediates 


Young People 


Adults 




Special Groups 
(Ensembles, Choi 


General Officers 


Total Enrolment 


Average Weekly 
Attendance 


Bolen's Creek 


8 


8 


.22 




2 


. 16 


8 


2 


.66 


.60 


Burnsville: First 






10 


.15 


8 


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47 


Burns ville: West 






15 




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31 


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10 


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12 


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40 


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Brown's Creek 


Burnsville: First 


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Jack's Creek 


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TABLE H — TOTAL RECEIPTS, LOCAL EXPENDITURES 
AND STEWARDSHIP INFORMATION 



CHURCHES 



Bald Creek 

Banks Creek 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek 

Brown's Creek ... 
Burnsville: First 
Burnsville: West 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River 

Clay Mound 

Concord 

Crabtree 

Double Island 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

T vy Gap 

Tack's Creek 

laurel Branch ... 

Mt. Mitchell 

Mt. Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove ... 
Pleasant Valley ... 

Price's Creek 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe 

Windom 

Young's Chapel . 

Zion 

TOTALS 





276 




500 




.1595 


11407 


2340 


3561 


1251 


28193 


4470 


7616 


3825 


1641 


700 




1220 


20 


360 




600 


2637 


1366 


10648 


5200' 




222 


3988 


.960 




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1201 


485 


1878 


1270 




3120 


2848 


.641 


2302 


1470 


6804 


3636 


250 


1434 


3171 


.720 




1200 


1192 


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2500 


905 


...903 


.425 


3844 


1500 


7126 


3900 


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1226 



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5469 
1708 
10026 
3861 
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.600 
1269 
... 34 
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1365 
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358 
1848 
1035 
1799. 

855 
1924 
1473 
2132 

780 

385 
1100 

358 
1654 
1251 
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2768 
8725 
2959 
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7686 
1477 
1732 

420 
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2635 
5234 

810 
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322 

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3118 
4155 
2440 
2325 
5560 
2907 
2852 
1980 

827 
2005 

783 
3154 
5151 
3071 
1500 
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TABLE I — MISSION EXPENDITURES 



CHURCHES 


Cooperative Program 


Associational Missions 


Designated: State 
Missions 


Designated: Home 
Mission Board 


Designated :' Foreign 
Mission Board 


Designated : Christian 
Education, Schools 


Designated: 
Children's Homes 


Designated: Hospitals 


Designated : 
Home for Aged 


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Total Mission 
Expenditures 


Bald Creek 


780 
121 
3382 
275 




10 

159 
28 

194 
50 




180 

.78 

859 
50 
700 
171 
22 




84 
150 
298 
101 
277 

87 
121 


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46 

"75 

300 
50 

185 
75 
71 






225 
208 


Banks Creek 








Blue Rock 


6 

520 
96 
600 
330 


328 
54 
348 
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161 

93 
162 




231 
3405 

472 
5876 
1150 

214 


Bolen's Creek 


''42 


Brown's Creek 




Burnsville * First 


.55 


Burnsville ' West 


Byrd's Chapel 


22 




Cane River 

Clay Mound 










75 


23 


13 
16 


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35 


50 

"31 
150 

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25 
40 

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85 


Double Island 


125 


87 




390 


106 

287 




40 
124 
200 

25 
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50 
111 

32 






430 
261 
1040 
25 
77 


Elk Shoal 




40 






33 


217 




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35 
20 

480 








23 
19 




75 
345 
295 




35 
90 

340 


17 
23 

80 

116 


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50 


240 
287 
100 


50 
20 


180 

.76 


160 
65 
30 


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45 




1630 
352 
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Pleasant Valley 




Price's Creek 


10 
237 


56 






400 




79 
203 

30 
150 
173 
100 


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101 

225 

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60 
550 
1067 
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61 
619 
82 




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5408 


2235 
















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763 


1614 


4439 


144 


2803 


1908 


647 


55 


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